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Collecting Plant Genetic Diversity: Technical Guidelines

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: L Guarino, R Roa and R Reid

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #43376 | ISBN: 0851989640
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Plant breeders are dependent upon the availability of a large pool of diverse genetic material represented by local races and wild relatives. Without the ability to draw from a diverse genetic reservoir, further improvement of crops may not be possible. These guidelines have been produced by the IPGRI, together with the FAO, IUCN and UNEP, and they are designed to be a comprehensive reference work for both new and experienced collectors and for those with a general interest in plant genetics, breeding and biodiversity.


A brief history of plant germplasm collecting; legal issues in plant germplasm collecting; an introduction to plant germplasm exploration and collecting - planning, methods and procedures, follow-up; assessing the threat of genetic erosion; a basic sampling strategy - theory and practice; strategies for the collecting of wild species; classifications of intraspecific variation in crop plants; information on previous plant germplasm collecting; published information on the natural and human environment; published information on wild plant species; aids to taxonomic identification; secondary sources on cultures and indigenous knowledge systems; bibliographic databases for plant germplasm collectors; ecogeographic surveys; mapping the ecogeographic distribution of diversity; geographic information systems and remote sensing for plant germplasm collectors; plant health and germplasm collectors; collecting plant genetic resources and documenting associated indigenous knowledge in the field - a participatory approach; gathering and recording data in the field; collecting and handling seeds in the field; collecting vegetatively propagated crops (especially roots and tubers); collecting vegetative material of forage grasses and legumes; collecting woody perennials; collecting in vitro for genetic resources conservation; collecting pollen for genetic resources conservation; collecting Rhizobium, Frankia and mycorrhizal fungi; collecting herbarium vouchers; processing of germplasm, associated material and data; reporting on germplasm collecting missions; collecting tropical forages; surveying Mangifera in the tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia; collecting Andean root and tuber crops (excluding potatoes) in Ecuador; Collecting the Musa genepool in Papua New Guinea; collecting the rice genepool; collecting wild species of Arachis; collecting rare plants in Florida; kengo's genetic resources conservation project; collecting by the Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research at Gatersleben.

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