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The Conservation of Plant Biodiversity

Edited By: Otto H Frankel, Anthony Brown and Jeremy J Burdon

320 pages, 7 b/w photos, 29 illus, 15 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 1995 | #44478 | ISBN: 0521467314
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Hardback | Sep 1995 | #44479 | ISBN: 0521461650
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Highlights the different levels of biological organisation at which conservation is being addressed - the gene, the species and the community. The book investigates two major areas of concern: firstly, the conservation of plants of use to humans (crops, forest trees and other plants of forseeable use); secondly, the conservation of wild species in their ecological setting.

'A number of useful issues are discussed, notably the in - situ/ex- situ debate which is rapidly coming to the fore.' TEG News


Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. The biological system of conservation; Part II. Diversity and Conservation of Plant Genes: 2. The genetic diversity of wild plants; 3. The genetic diversity of cultivated plants; 4. The conservation of cultivated plants; Part III. Conservation of Plant Species: 5. Plant species conservation and population biology; 6. The conservation in situ of useful or endangered wild species; 7. Ex situ conservation of threatened and endangered plants; Part IV. Conservation of Plant Communities: 8. Community structure and species interactions; 9. Choosing plant community reserves; 10. Managing plant community reserves; 11. Conclusions; References; Index.

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