By David Wood, Jillian M. Lenné
International recognition to biodiversity has improved some time past decade. Agricultural biodiversity is crucial a part of biodiversity for human survival, but has been ignored as a subject matter. This ebook presents a large overview of present pondering on agrobiodiversity - what it's, the way it is conserved, and the way it may be greater used in sustainable farming. It brings jointly contributions from a large geographical and disciplinary history. Emphasis is put on sensible interactions among parts of agrobiodiversity in a number of farming platforms, illustrated by means of many case stories. The ebook relates the evolution of agrobiodiversity and its winning administration to the wider setting and to the transforming into have to preserve biodiversity in effective agricultural structures. it really is crucial interpreting for ecologists, biologists and agricultural scientists.
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In the past, the lack of definition of gene pools for many crops may have limited the use of species in the primary and secondary gene pools in breeding programmes (Wood and Lenne, 1997). In recent years, the techniques of biotechnology have made these gene pools much wider but only a little deeper; that is, many more species now can contribute to a particular gene pool via genetic transformation\ but their contributions are limited to individual genes with high profit potential. , Chapter 9, this volume).
Agrobiodiversity: characterization Utilization and management by David Wood, Jillian M. Lenné