The Use of Plant Genetic Resources

The Use of Plant Genetic Resources

by A. H. D. Brown
     
 

A detailed survey relates how the pool of plant genetic resources provides vital raw material for producing new and improved crops, and serves as source material for experimental biologists, plant breeders, crop scientists and conservationists.  See more details below

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A detailed survey relates how the pool of plant genetic resources provides vital raw material for producing new and improved crops, and serves as source material for experimental biologists, plant breeders, crop scientists and conservationists.

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Contributions to a workshop entitled Genetic Resources and the Plant breeder, held in Montpellier, France, Sept. 1986 present the new technology arising from the availability of germplasm from wild relatives of crop plants. Sophisticated techniques now enable the plant breeder to make greater use of the beneficial characteristics found in wild plants (disease and drought resistance) and transfer these to improve existing crops. Paperback edition ($17.95) not seen. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"...a useful reference serving as a 'snapshot' of current concepts and activities in a reemerging area of interest to the scientific community. Its modest price also makes it accessible to a broad range of interested parties." Economic Botany

"...the book is interesting, and presents information well regarding the conservation of plant biodiversity from the gene to species level. We recommend the book to those interested in crops and their relatives." Valeria C. Volin and John C. Volin, Economic Botany

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521368865
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/02/1989
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

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"...a useful reference serving as a 'snapshot' of current concepts and activities in a reemerging area of interest to the scientific community. Its modest price also makes it accessible to a broad range of interested parties." Economic Botany

"...the book is interesting, and presents information well regarding the conservation of plant biodiversity from the gene to species level. We recommend the book to those interested in crops and their relatives." Valeria C. Volin and John C. Volin, Economic Botany

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