The Ex Situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources / Edition 1

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This book is essential reading for second-year undergraduate courses in plant biology and plant genetic conservation. It will also be valuable for postgraduate courses in plant genetics, conservation, and cell biology. It provides invaluable information for professional plant conservationists.
No book of this nature has been published in which ex situ genetic resources conservation has been addressed in such detail.
This book will also be of great value to professional biological conservationists and students, and is unique in this field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792364429
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/31/2000
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Acronyms and Abbreviations. Figures, Plates, Tables and Appendices. 1. The Genetic Resources of Plants and Their Value to Mankind. 2. Evolution of Plants Under Domestication. 3. The Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Movement. 4. Preparing to Collect for ex situ Conservation. 5. Exploration and Field Collection. 6. Seed Gene Bank Conservation. 7. Field Gene Banks, Botanic Gardens in vitro, DNA and Pollen Conservation. 8. World ex situ Collections of Germplasm. 9. Community-Based Conservation. 10. Plant Genetic Resource Utilization. 11. Genetic Conservation Information Management. 12. Conservation Case Studies. 13. The Future of ex situ Conservation. References. Appendices. Index.

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