FRUIT GENETIC RESOURCES IN ITALY
The programme is carried out under the patronage of the CNR and, for the moment, works only on the 10 main species: almond, apple, apricot, cherry, citrus, grape, olive, peach, pear, plum.
For each species a responsible co-ordinates several scientists working in definite geographical areas covering the whole country.
The records are collected according to a common methodology compatible with the criteria used by the international organizations (I.B.P.G.R., U.P.O.V.).
Up to now the national inventory is almost completed and the collection of the varieties in few germplasm repositories was begun.