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Collecting Plant Genetic Diversity Technical Guidelines






Publisher:  CABI
Summary: The case for conserving biodiversity is well established on economic as well as scientific grounds. Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development, adaptation to a changing environment and the continued functioning of the biosphere - indeed, to human survival itself. Plant breeders are dependent upon the availability of a large pool of diverse genetic material represented by local races and wild relatives, sin...ce in themselves modern crop varieties provide too restricted a genepool for further breeding. Without the ability to draw from a diverse genetic reservoir, further improvement may not be possible. It is therefore essential that guidance is available on collecting plant germplasm. In recent years it has become evident that there is no single publication that provides the prospective collector of plant germplasm with generic as well as specific, and theoretical as well as practical, information. It was to fill this gap that the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI), together with FAO, IUCN and UNEP, cooperated to produce this book. The volume is a comprehensive reference work and is aimed at both new and experienced collectors as well as those with a general interest in plant genetics, breeding and biodiversity.

Guarino, Luigi is the author of Collecting Plant Genetic Diversity Technical Guidelines, published under ISBN 9780851989648 and 0851989640. Two Collecting Plant Genetic Diversity Technical Guidelines textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, one used from the cheapest price of $8.66, or buy new starting at $374.63.
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ISBN-13: 9780851989648

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Publisher: CABI
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