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Title Gene banks and the world's food / Donald L. Plucknett [and three others]
Published Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [1987]


Description 1 online resource (263 pages) : illustrations
Series Princeton legacy library
Contents Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- Preface -- A Note on Terminology -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Gene Banks: A Global Resource -- 2. Seeds in Due Season -- 3. Plant Collectors and Gene Banks -- 4. Gene Banks -- 5. Biotechnology and Genetic Resources -- 6. Genes in the Bank -- 7. Gene-Bank Dividends -- 8. Wild Species: The Wider Gene Pool -- 9. A Case Study in Rice Germplasm: IR36 -- 10. Global Imperatives -- Appendices -- Literature Cited -- Index -- Backmatter
Summary Gene Banks and the World's Food contributes to the crucial debate on how best to preserve some of society's most valuable raw material. The authors also provide an up-to-date report on the status and locations of gene banks, which includes the latest available information on germplasm holdings by crop. They (hen discuss how these holdings are being used to develop better crop varieties for the benefit of people around the world. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Analysis Crops Genes Variation Preservation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-231) and index
Notes In English
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Subject Gene banks, Plant.
Food crops -- Germplasm resources
Food supply.
Population genetics.
Food Supply
Genetics, Population
Plants, Edible -- genetics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- General.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
Amélioration des plantes.
Développement agricole.
Population genetics
Food supply
Food crops -- Germplasm resources
Gene banks, Plant
Genetische Ressourcen
Samenbank Pflanzenbau
Plantes -- Cytogénétique.
Banques de gènes végétaux.
Form Electronic book
Author Plucknett, Donald L., 1931- author.
ISBN 9781400858118