Domestication of new plants is one of the key phenomena in the history of agriculture. Wild plants are the ancestors of current and future crops and the largest reservoir of genetic diversity for crop breeding and improvement. In a recent study, in which TRIBE members Naji Sulaiman and Zbynek Polesny take a leading role, we highlighted a total of 20 wild plant taxa from five war-affected and food-insecure regions (five species from each region). The suggested species have a high possibility of becoming novel crops and may significantly help local communities in their livelihoods, food security, and domestic nutritional care.
The article is published in the journal of Horticulturae (Q1 in JCR) in the special issue “Wild Plant Species as Potential Horticultural Crops: An Opportunity for Farmers and Consumers”.
The paper has been highlighted by the journal editors as a “Feature Paper”, which refers to advanced research with a significant potential for high impact in the field.