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Engels | Druk: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000 | Paperback | 9780412637308
Boek cover Plant Genetic Conservation van Nigel Maxted (Paperback)
The in situ approach
The recent development of ideas on biodiversity conservation was already being considered almost three-quarters of a century ago for crop plants and the wild species related to them, by the Russian geneticist N.!. Vavilov. He was undoubtedly the first scientist to understand the impor tance for humankind of conserving for utilization the genetic diversity of our ancient crop plants and their wild relatives from their centres of diversity. His collections showed various traits of adaptation to environ mental extremes and biotypes of crop diseases and pests which were unknown to most plant...
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Engels | Paperback | 9780521001304
Boek cover Plant Genetic Conservation van Nigel Maxted (Paperback)
Plant diversity sustains all animal life, and the genetic diversity within plants underpins global food security. This text provides a practical and theoretical introduction to the strategies and actions to adopt for conserving plant genetic variation, as well as explaining how humans can exploit this diversity for sustainable development. Notably readable, it initially offers current knowledge on the characterization and evaluation of plant genetic resources. The authors then discuss strategies from in situ and ex situ conservation to crop breeding, exploring how these can be used to improve...
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Engels | Druk: illustrated edition | Hardcover | 9781845930998
Boek cover Crop Wild Relative Conservation and Use van Nigel Maxted (Hardcover)
Crop wild relatives (CWR) are species closely related to crop plants which can contribute beneficial traits, such as pest or disease resistance and yield improvement. These species are critical for improving agricultural production and increasing food security. They are also essential components of natural and semi-natural habitats as well as agricultural systems, and are therefore vital in maintaining ecosystem health. However, CWR, like any other group of wild species, are subject to an increasing range of threats: habitat loss, degradation and mismanagement, over-collection and climate...
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Engels | Druk: 2000 ed. | Hardcover | 9780792364429
Boek cover The Ex Situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources van J.G. Hawkes (Hardcover)
It is a distressing truism that the human race during the last millennium has caused the exponential loss of plant genetic diversity throughout the world. This has had direct and negative economic, political and social consequences for the human race, which at the same time has failed to exploit fully the positive benefits that might result from conserving and exploiting the world's plant genetic resources. However, a strong movement to halt this loss of plant diversity and enhance its utilisation for the benefit of all humanity has been underway since the 1960's (Frankel and Bennett, 1970;...
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Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9781118854334
Boek cover Crop Wild Relatives and Climate Change van Shyam Singh Yadav (Hardcover)
Two major challenges to continued global food security are the ever increasing demand for food products, and the unprecedented abiotic stresses that crops face due to climate change.Wild relatives of domesticated crops serve as a reservoir of genetic material, with the potential to be used to develop new, improved varieties of crops. Crop Wild Relative and Climate Change integrates crop evolution, breeding technologies and biotechnologies, improved practices and sustainable approaches while exploring the role wild relatives could play in increasing agricultural output. Crop Wild...
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Engels | E-book | 9789401598231
Boek cover Plant Genetic Resources of Legumes in the Mediterranean van Sarita Jane Bennett (Onbekend)
Genetic erosion, that is, the loss of native plant and genetic diversity has been exponential from the Mediterranean Basin through the Twentieth century. This careless eradication of species and genetic diversity as a result of human activities from a 'hot-spot' of diversity threatens sustainable agriculture and food security for the temperate regions of the world. Since the early 1900s there has been a largely ad hoc movement to halt the loss of plant diversity and enhance its utilisation. The Convention on Biological Diversity and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations...
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Engels | Druk: 1 | Hardcover | 9781780646138
Boek cover Enhancing Crop Genepool Use van  (Hardcover)
Capturing Wild Relative and Landrace Diversity for Crop Improvement
Maintaining food security in the face of human population increase and climate change is one of the critical challenges facing us in the 21st Century. Utilisation of the full range of agrobiodiversity will be a necessary tool in addressing this challenge. In this book a team of international contributors review all aspects of utilization and conservation of crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) diversity as a basis for crop improvement and future food security. Enhancing Crop Genepool Use covers four key areas: * Characterization techniques - novel 'omics' techniques and predictive tools...
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Engels | E-book | 9781789244342
Boek cover Plant Genetic Resources and Climate Change van Gerald Secor Couzens (Onbekend)
* Provides specific examples of germplasm research related to climate change threats * Edited by internationally renowned experts in the field * The final chapter of the book draws a synthesis of the many issues raised within the book
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