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Biodiversity in Trust: Conservation and Use of Plant Genetic Resources in CGIAR Centres

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Edited By: Domenic Fuccillo, Paul Stapleton and Linda Sears

371 pages, 6 b/w photos, 20 line illus, 50 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Aug 1997 | #69233 | ISBN: 0521593654
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This volume considers the status of key CGIAR collections, providing extensive information on germplasm conservation and use, as well as botany, distribution and agronomy. A unique reference for those concerned with conserving the biodiversity of our staple crop species.

'! a recent, important snapshot of gene banking activities at CGIAR Centres. As such it is a handbook that should be used by agricultural students and scientists beginning research into biodiversity conservation, plant breeding or general plant-based systems.' Dean Spanner, Trends in Plant Science


Preface; Contributors; Acronyms; 1. Cassava M. Bonierbale, C. Guevara, A. G. O. Dixon, N. Q. Ng, R Asiedu and S. Y. C. Ng; 2. The potato Z. Huaman, A. Golmirzaie and W. Amoros; 3. Sweetpotato Z. Huaman and D.P. Zhang; 4. Other Andean roots and tubers C. Arbizu, Z. Huaman and A. Golmirzaie; 5. Yams R. Asiedu, N. M. Wanyera, S. Y. C. Ng and N. Q. Ng; 6. Bananas and plantain J.-P. Horry, R. Ortiz, E. Arnaud, J. H. Crouch, R. S. B. Ferris, D. R. Jones, N. Mateo, C. Picq and D. Vuylsteke; 7. Cowpea N. Q. Ng and B. B. Singh; 8. Chickpea K. B. Singh, R. P. S. Pundir, L. D. Robertson, H. A. van Rheenen, U. Singh, T. J. Kelley, P. Parthasarathy Rao, C. Johansen and N. P. Saxena; 9. Groundnut A. K. Singh and S. N. Nigam; 10. Lentil L. D. Robertson and W. Erskine; 11. Phaseolus beans R. Hidalgo and S. Beebe; 12. Pigeonpea P. Remanandan and L. Singh; 13. Faba bean L. D. Robertson; 14. Soyabean K. Dashiell and C. Fatokun; 15. Barley J. Valkoun, S. Ceccarelli and J. Konopka; 16. Maize, tripsacum and teosinte Suketoshi Taba, Julien Berthaud, Yves Savidan, Marc Barre and Olivier Leblanc; 17. Pearl millet K. N. Rai, S. Appa Rao and K. N. Reddy; 18. Small millets K. E. Prasada Rao and J. M. J. de Wet; 19. Rice M. T. Jackson, G. C. Loresto, S. Appa Rao, M.Jones, E. P. Guimaraes and N. Q. Ng; 20. Sorghum J. W. Stenhouse, K. E. Prasada Rao, V. Gopal Reddy and S. Appa Rao; 21. Wheat H. J. Dubin, R. A. Fischer, A. Mujeeb-Kazi, R. J. Pena, K. D. Sayre, B. Skovmand and J. Valkoun; 22. Forages B. L. Maass, J. Hanson, L. D. Robertson, P. C. Kerridge and A. M. Abd El Moneim; Index.

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