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Eclectic species concept

A philosophy that species are defined and formed and maintained by a variety of morphological interbreeding ecological and phylogenetic factors.

Ecological farming

A farming system that aims to develop an integrated humane environmentally and economically sustainable agricultural production system.

Ecological species concept

A philosophy that ecological constraints are the primary factor in forming and maintaining a species.


A technique to separate proteins or DNA fragments in an electric field.


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay


Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation)(website)

Equilibrium moisture content

The moisture content at which a seed is in equilibrium with the relative humidity of the surrounding air.


SNP analysis targeted to ESTs.


Expressed Sequence Tags - Simple sequence repeat


The recording of those characteristics whose expression is often influenced by environmental factors.

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Sources for this glossary: IPGRI Tech. Bulletin 10: Molecular markers for genebank management and Seed handling in genebanks training course
Glossary open source software by M. Brampton

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