Genes, Crops And The Environment by John HoldenGenes, Crops And The Environment by John Holden

Genes, Crops And The Environment

byJohn Holden, James Peacock, Trevor Williams

Paperback | June 25, 1993

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The genetic combinations found in plants are the basis for plant breeding programs, which are essential to the security of our present and future food supply. This book explains what these genetic resources are, how they are handled, and why they should be safely conserved for the future. The authors also explore the applications of this research to political and operational programs in all parts of the world and its impact on the conservation of biodiversity, ecosystem rehabilitation, and the future health of our planet.
Title:Genes, Crops And The EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:June 25, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521437377

ISBN - 13:9780521437370


Table of Contents

1. Plant genetic resources - what they are and why they are needed; 2. What needs to be collected and how is it maintained?; 3. A global strategy for safe storage; 4. Access to the resource - core collections and databases; 5. Have we all that we need for the future?; 6. Have genetic resources already been of value?; 7. When there are no seeds; 8. Genes and politics; 9. A glimpse from 2050; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book will be very useful not only to the interested laypersons and policymakers, but also to those concerned with the conservation, use and management of plant genetic resources." R. K. Arora, Quarterly Review of Biology