"Selected topics" give information on current, cross-sectoral issues concerning conservation and sustainable use of agrobiodiversity. These topics are of general interest for all sectors of agrobiodiversity. Sector-specific information can be found in the respective sectors - cultivated and wild plants, domesticated animals, forest plants, aquatic genetic resources, microorganisms and invertebrates.
Apple allergy and the influence of different apple varieties
Apple (Malus domestica L.) is the most important fruit in Europe. But an increasing number of people are suffering from apple allergy, about one million in Europe, today. Thus, apple allergy is an important topic. We summarize information on apple allergy with a special focus on the influence of different varieties.
Invasive alien species
The intended and unintended release of species outside their natural area of occurrence can pose a thread on the native biodiversity. Thus the aim is to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive alien species and to avoid possible negative impacts.
Use of regional provenances
The use of regional provenances in planting, sowing and stocking activities in the open landscape avoids the risk of dramatic changes in or loss of regional genetic diversity.
Climate change and agrobiodiversity
The predicted climate change will have a significant impact on agrobiodiversity and the yield stability of agricultural and forest production systems. But then agrobiodiversity will play a central role to the ability to react to the effects caused by climate change.
Consumers, food and sustainable consumption
Agrobiodiversity contributes substantially to a varied, balanced and healthy diet. Consumers can promote the use of agrobiodiversity in agriculture with a targeted demand for food products.