Germplasm diversity, exploration, conservation and evaluation are the major aspects covered in this book. The subject matter covered has special relevance in agricultural countries like India which are fast developing and offers a lot of scope for exploratory nature of work because of its varied typography and diverse flora. There are both generalized and specialized topics in the book catering to the needs of teachers and students engaged in teaching and research covering different aspects of higher plants. There are contributions by eminent botanists on various aspects including biosystematics, taxonomy, floriculture, technological advances in post harvest biology of cut flowers, cytogenetics, forestgenetics, cytopalynology, ethnobotany, biochemical characterization and utility of molecular markers in germplasm resource diagnostics.
The volume is an immense source of newer information on germplasm evaluation in higher plants and should serve as a good reference book for research workers. It will surely enrich the background of beginners interested in the field of plant diversity, its evaluation and conservation.