Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 635–639 | Cite as

“Mugnoli”: a Neglected Race of Brassica oleracea L. from Salento (Italy)

  • G. Laghetti
  • F. Martignano
  • V. Falco
  • S. Cifarelli
  • Th. Gladis
  • K. Hammer
Notes on neglected and underutilised crops

Abstract

“Mugnoli”, a neglected race of Brassica oleracea L., is described from Southern Italy (Salento, Apulia). In this race, the young inflorescences together with a few leaves are harvested for use as a cooking vegetable. “Mugnoli” might be considered as an early step in the evolution of broccoli (B. oleracea L. var. italica Plenck).

Keywords

“Mugnoli” Agricultural biodiversity Brassica oleracea Collection Niche crop Salento 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Laghetti
    • 1
  • F. Martignano
    • 1
  • V. Falco
    • 1
  • S. Cifarelli
    • 1
  • Th. Gladis
    • 2
  • K. Hammer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Plant Genetics (IGV)C.N.R.BariItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Crop ScienceUniversity of KasselWitzenhausenGermany

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