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Plant Conservation Genetics.


Plant 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, seed banks, DNA banks). Besides technical techniques, strategies include fostering good relationships with local people and protective initiatives, e.g., the principles of the Convention on Biological Diversity (1994).

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