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Managing Plant Genetic Diversity

Managing Plant Genetic Diversity
December 2001 / Hardback / 512 Pages / 9780851995229 £119.99 / €156.00 / $228.95
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This book contains edited and revised papers from a conference on 'Science and Technology for Managing Plant Genetic Diversity in the 21st Century' held in Malaysia in June 2000, organised by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI). It includes keynote papers and some 40 additional ones, covering ten themes.The major scientific challenges to developing a global vision for the next century are identified and key research objectives are also discussed.

  • 1: The applications of genomic sciences for a better understanding of genepools
  • 2: Technologies and strategies for ex situ conservation
  • 3: The deployment and management of genetic diversity in agroecosystems
  • 4: The role of bioinformatics in conservation and use
  • 5: In situ conservation of wild species
  • 6: Indicators for sustainable management of genetic resources
  • 7: Germplasm enhancement and pre-breeding
  • 8: Exploring underused species - diverse options
  • 9: Implications of gene transformation techniques for ex situ conservation choices
  • 10: GIS applications for genetic resources management
  • 11: The economics of managing genetic resources and the role of private and public sectors
"The volume provides an authoritative, substantive account of the management of plant genetic diversity from a largely 'westernized' agrodevelopment perspective".
D M Bates, Heredity, 2002
"Of course, everybody in the field of PGR management will have the book. "It should be available in every Department of Conservation Biology, and I can highly recommend it as an excellent source on information on the field of PGR management for botanists in general".
Plant Systematics and Evolution, Vol 233, 2002
"In sum, the volume serves as a top-notch reference text on the science and technology of managing plant genetic resources; useful for scholars, practitioners and teachers of both graduate and senior-level undergraduate classes".
Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, November 2002
"In short, this is a book that any stakeholder in plant genetic resources will appreciate consulting, reflecting upon, and coming back to".
Crop Science April 2003