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Plant Conservation Genetics.


Plant conservation genetics
For molecular conservation in genetics see: conservation (genetics). For the scientific journal Conservation Genetics, see Conservation Genetics (journal).

Conservation genetics

Ed. by Robert J. Henry.

Food Products Pr.


180 pages



Crop science


Advances in molecular analysis enable applications of genetics in support of plant conservation, notes Henry, an Australian plant scientist who is an editor of Plant Biotechnology Journal. Scientists from several countries (not including the US) review emerging strategies for conserving crop and other plant genetic resources in their native habitats and ex situ (e.g., in botanic gardens a garden devoted to the culture of plants collected for the purpose of illustrating the science of botany.

See also: Botanic
, seed banks, DNA banks A DNA bank is a repository of DNA, usually used for research or criminal investigation. The NIAS DNA Bank, for example, collects the DNA of agrucultural organisms, such as rice and fish, for scientific research. ). Besides technical techniques, strategies include fostering good relationships with local people and protective initiatives, e.g., the principles of the Convention on Biological Diversity The Convention on Biological Diversity, known informally as the Rio Treaty, is an international treaty that was adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.  (1994).

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