The Use of Plant Genetic Resources

The Use of Plant Genetic Resources

by A. H. D. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521345847

ISBN-13: 9780521345842

Pub. Date: 02/02/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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. The first four sections provide a detailed survey of the role of plants, guidance on the size and structure of plant collections, and, finally, the principles and strategies for evaluation. The

Overview

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. The first four sections provide a detailed survey of the role of plants, guidance on the size and structure of plant collections, and, finally, the principles and strategies for evaluation. The last two sections look at wild relatives of crops and the impact of new technology. The volume will be of great use to plant breeders, crop scientists, conservationists and plant biologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521345842
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/02/1989
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Role of Genetic Resource Collections in Research and Breeding: 1. Germplasm collections and the public plant breeder K. S. Gill; 2. Germplasm collections and the private plant breeder J. S. C. Smith and D. N. Duvick; 3. Germplasm collections and the experimental biologist R. G. Palmer; Part II. Use of Collections: 4. International use of a sorghum germplasm collection K. E. Prasada Rao, M. H. Mengesha and V. G. Reddy; 5. Current use of potato collections J. G. Th. Hermsen; 6. Use of collections in cereal improvement in semi-arid areas J. P. Srivastava and A. B. Damania; 7. Limitations to the use of germplasm collections D. R. Marshall; Part III. Size and Structure of Collections: 8. The case for large collections T. T. Chang; 9. The Case for core collections A. H. D. Brown; 10. The role of networks of dispersed collections P. M. Perret; Part IV. Evaluation: 11. Characterisation and evaluation of okra S. Hamon and D. H. van Sloten; 12. Evaluation of cereals in Europe G. Fischbeck; 13. Evaluatling the germplasm of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) and wild Arachis species at ICRISAT J. P. Moss, V. Ramanatha Rao and R. W. Gibbons; 14. Practical considerations relevant to effective evaluation J. T. Williams; 15. Principles and strategies of evaluation O. H. Frankel; Part V. Wild Relatives of Crops: 16. Collection strategies for the wild relatives of field crops C. G. D. Cahpman; 17. Wild relatives as sources of disease resistance J. J. Burdon and A. M. Jarosz; 18. Ecological and genetic considerations in collecting and using wild relatives G. Ladizinsky; Part VI. Technological or Scientific Innovations that Affect the use of Genetic Resources: 19. In vitro conservation and germplasm utilisation L. A. Withers; 20. Screening for resistance to diseases P. H. Williams; 21. Restriction fragments as molecular markers for germplasm evaluation and utilisation R. Bernatsky and S. D. Tanksley; 22. Molecular biology and genetic resources W. J. Peacock; Index.

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