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Cover for IRRI genebank.

This chapter discusses the history of IRRI gene bank, its costing for different functions, and economic analysis of maintenance and operation.

Author(s)
Koo BonWoo; Pardey, P. G.; Jackson, M. T.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998596)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Managing plant genetic diversity. Proceedings of an international conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-16 June 2000.

These proceedings covers topics on managing plant genetic diversity i.e. applications of genomic sciences for better understanding of gene pools; technologies and strategies for ex situ conservation; the deployment and management of genetic diversity in agroecosystems; the role of bioinformatics in ...

Author(s)
Engels, J. M. M.; Ramanatha Rao, V.; Brown, A. H. D.; Jackson, M. T.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rice, farmers and gene banks: a case study in the Cagayan Valley, Philippines.

Results of the collaborative research activities of the IRRI and Philippine Rice Research Institute to study rice diversity and its management by farmers in the Cagayan Valley are presented. In addition, the opportunities to involve farmers in the overall framework of rice genetic resources...

Author(s)
Pham, J. L.; Morin, S. R.; Sebastian, L. S.; Abrigo, G. A.; Calibo, M. A.; Quilloy, S. M.; Hipolito, L.; Jackson, M. T.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The history of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">ex situ</i> conservation and use of plant genetic resources.

This paper discusses the historic profile of ex situ plant germplasm conservation with a main emphasis on the aspects most relevant to protection of genetic diversity and its use for agricultural development.

Author(s)
Scarascia-Mugnozza, G. T.; Perrino, P.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The past, present and future contributions of farmers to the conservation and development of genetic diversity.

This paper discusses the explicit recognition to the role of indigenous communities to both accumulation and conservation (in situ, ex situ and on-farm) of knowledge and information on plant genetic diversity. In addition, a case study on the contribution of farming families in Kolli Hills, Tamil...

Author(s)
Swaminathan, M. S.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The impact of gene technologies on the use of genetic resources.

An overview of the developments in plant genetics and molecular biology is presented, which allowed the identification and characterization of genes to increase crop yield and protect crops from biotic and abiotic stresses with emphasis on wheat, rice, and maize.

Author(s)
Peacock, J.; Chaudhury, A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The new genetic era: will it help us in managing genetic diversity?

This paper examines the contribution already possible from the application of existing molecular genetic techniques to the field of plant genetic resource management and the gaps and challenges that remain to be addressed. In addition, the potential of genomics to enhance human capability for...

Author(s)
Karp, A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for DNA polymorphisms in accessions of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Nephelium lappaceum</i> L.

An experiment was conducted to estimate the genetic diversity and to characterize available accessions using molecular markers in N. lappaceum. In addition, genetic diversity within the collection was also studied using isoenzyme polymorphism. A total of 81 scorable bands were generated, of which...

Author(s)
Chew, P. C.; Clyde, M. M.; Normah, M. N.; Salma, I.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular analysis of phylogenetic relationships among coconut accessions.

Fourteen coconut accessions (9 tall, 4 dwarf, and 1 intermediate type) were analysed using RAPD markers to establish genetic similarity among some indigenous and exotic coconut accessions maintained in the coconut germplasm centre in Kerala, India. Of the 100 primers tested, only 54 primers...

Author(s)
Upadhyay, A.; Jose, J.; Manimekalai, R.; Parthasarathy, V. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular characterization of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gossypium</i> germplasm for cotton improvement.

The strategies for the molecular characterization of Gossypium germplasm are discussed.

Author(s)
Kohel, R. J.; Yu, J.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995229)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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