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Crop Genetic Resources for Today and Tomorrow

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O. H. Frankel, J. G. Hawkes, S. K. Jain, A. D. Bradshaw, D. R. Marshall, A. H. D. Brown, C. O. Qualset, J. R. Harlan, J. T. Sykes, H. L. Hyland, D. D. Brezhnev, H. A. Sencer, T. T. Chang, C. Ochoa, J. Soria, S. H. Ou, M. D. Pathak, K. C. Ling, H. E. Kauffman, A. Dinoor, V. F. Dorofeev, D. E. Alexander, G. Röbbelen, R. Henauer, E. H. Roberts, T. A. Villiers, A. Sakai, M. Noshiro, G. Morel, F. D'Amato, G. G. Henshaw, B. H. Howard, F. W. Martin, D. J. Rogers, B. Snoad, L. Seidewitz, G. N. Hersh, M. H. Mengesha, E. Kjellqvist, R. L. Villareal, G. Loresto, A. T. Perez, W. L. Brown
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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521179706

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  • This 1975 book deals with one of the world's fastest disappearing natural resources - the invaluable reservoir of genetic variability in our cultivated plants which have evolved since our forebears began to domesticate them some 10,000 years ago. The preservation of these 'genetic resources', as they have come to be called, is vital to mankind. Without them the geneticists and plant breeders cannot breed the new varieties needed to feed the world's population by providing more disease-resistant strains of our food plants. This volume explores topics such as how to collect and preserve this variation. It ends with a section on how these activities are planned on a world scale through the medium of FAO and other international agencies, and with the participation of scientists from developed and developing countries. This book will be of use as an intelligently written work of much historic value.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521179706
    • length: 514 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    1. Genetic resources - the past ten years and the next O. H. Frankel and J. G. Hawkes
    Part I. Genetic Variation in Plant Populations:
    2. Population structure and the effects of breeding system S. K. Jain
    3. Population structure and the effects of isolation and selection A. D. Bradshaw
    4. Optimum sampling strategies in genetic conservation D. R. Marshall and A. H. D. Brown
    5. Sampling germplasm in a center of diversity: an example of disease resistance in Ethiopian barley C. O. Qualset
    Part II. Exploration
    Section 1. Exploration Targets:
    6. Genetic resources survey as a basis for exploration O. H. Frankel
    Section 2. Practical Problems in Exploration:
    7. Seed crops J. R. Harlan
    8. Vegetatively propagated crops J. G. Hawkes
    9. Tree crops J. T. Sykes
    Section 3. National and Regional Exploration Activities:
    10. Recent plant exploration in the USA H. L. Hyland
    11. Plant exploration in the USSR D. D. Brezhnev
    12. Recent and proposed exploration activities of the Izmir Centre, Turkey H. A. Sencer
    13. Exploration and survey in rice T. T. Chang
    14. Potato collecting expeditions in Chile, Bolivia and Peru, and the genetic erosion of indigenous cultivars C. Ochoa
    15. Recent cocoa collecting expeditions J. Soria
    Part III. Evaluation Problems:
    16. The search for disease and insect resistance in rice germplasm T. T. Chang, S. H. Ou, M. D. Pathak, K. C. Ling and H. E. Kauffman
    17. Evaluation of sources of disease resistance A. Dinoor
    18. Evaluation of material for frost and drought resistance in wheat breeding V. F. Dorofeev
    19. The identification of high-quality protein variants and their use in crop plant improvement D. E. Alexander
    20. Screening for oils and fats in plants G. Röbbelen
    21. Secondary metabolites and crop plants R. Henauer
    Part IV. Conservation and Storage:
    22. Problems of long-term storage of seed and pollen for genetic resources conservation E. H. Roberts
    23. Genetic maintenance of seeds in imbibed storage T. A. Villiers
    24. Some factors contributing to the survival of crop seeds cooled to the temperature of liquid nitrogen A. Sakai and M. Noshiro
    25. Meristem culture techniques for the long-term storage of cultivated plants G. Morel
    26. The problem of genetic stability in plant tissue and cell cultures F. D'Amato
    27. Technical aspects of tissue culture storage for genetic conservation G. G. Henshaw
    28. Possible long-term cold storage of woody plant material B. H. Howard
    29. The storage of germplasm of tropical roots and tubers in the vegetative form F. W. Martin
    30. Genetic reserves S. K. Jain
    Part V. Documentation and Information Management:
    31. Documentation for genetic resources centers D. J. Rogers, B. Snoad and L. Seidewitz
    32. Documentation and information requirements for genetic resources application G. N. Hersh and D. J. Rogers
    Part VI. Genetic Resources Centres:
    33. Crop germplasm diversity and resources in Ethiopia M. H. Mengesha
    34. A regional plan for the collection, conservation and evaluation of genetic resources E. Kjellqvist
    35. IRRI's role as a genetic resources center T. T. Chang, R. L. Villareal, G. Loresto and A. T. Perez
    36. Maize germplasm banks in the Western Hemisphere W. L. Brown
    37. Genetic resources centres - a co-operative global network O. H. Frankel
    Index.

  • Editors

    O. H. Frankel

    J. G. Hawkes

    Contributors

    O. H. Frankel, J. G. Hawkes, S. K. Jain, A. D. Bradshaw, D. R. Marshall, A. H. D. Brown, C. O. Qualset, J. R. Harlan, J. T. Sykes, H. L. Hyland, D. D. Brezhnev, H. A. Sencer, T. T. Chang, C. Ochoa, J. Soria, S. H. Ou, M. D. Pathak, K. C. Ling, H. E. Kauffman, A. Dinoor, V. F. Dorofeev, D. E. Alexander, G. Röbbelen, R. Henauer, E. H. Roberts, T. A. Villiers, A. Sakai, M. Noshiro, G. Morel, F. D'Amato, G. G. Henshaw, B. H. Howard, F. W. Martin, D. J. Rogers, B. Snoad, L. Seidewitz, G. N. Hersh, M. H. Mengesha, E. Kjellqvist, R. L. Villareal, G. Loresto, A. T. Perez, W. L. Brown

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