Broadening the Genetic Bases of Crop Production

Hardback
January 2001
9780851994116
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    26th January 2001
  • ISBN 9780851994116
  • Language English
  • Pages 480 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
$259.75

This book focuses on the previously neglected interface between the conservation of plant genetic resources and their utilization. Only through utilization can the potential value of conserved genetic resources be realized. However, as this book shows, much conserved germplasm has to be subjected to long-term pre-breeding and genetic enhancement before it can be used in plant breeding programs.The authors explore the rationale and approaches for such pre-breeding efforts as the basis for broadening the genetic bases of crop production. Examples from a range of major food crops are presented and issues analyzed by leading authorities from around the world.

H D Cooper

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Toby Hodgkin

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Charlie Spillane

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