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Biotechnology and Plant Genetic Resources: Conservation and Use

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture Series Volume: 19

Edited By: J A Callow, B V Ford-Lloyd and H J Newbury

308 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Jul 1997 | #57472 | ISBN: 0851991424
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About this book

Illustrates the application of the newer technologies in the various areas of plant genetic resources work and evaluates their actual or potential use.

"Explores a number ways that of techniques for [sic] that have been developed for manipulating genomes can be applied in assessing, conserving, and using plant genetic variation. The topics include population structure and conservation, rice as a case study of molecular markers and managing genetic resources in seed gene banks, DNA banking, plant breeding, germplasm health and quarantine, biodiversity for bio- industries, and internet resources. Addressed to scientists in biodiversity and germplasm conservation, crop improvement, museums and herbaria, genetics, taxonomy, molecular biology, and ecology."--SciTech Book News


Genomic relationships, synteny and wide crossing; population genetic considerations for germplasm collection, in situ and ex situ conservation and molecular ecology; use of molecular marker techniques for description of plant genetic variation; gene identification, isolation and transfer; new approaches to the management of germplasm collections; "in vitro" conservation methods; conservation of DNA - DNA banking; importance of biotechnology for germplasm health and quarantine; genetic resources, molecular markers and plant breeding; biodiversity for bioindustries; bioformatics.

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