Genetics and Conservation of Rare Plants

Genetics and Conservation of Rare Plants

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This unique work summarizes our current knowledge of the genetics and population biology of rare plants, and integrates it with practical conservation recommendations. It features discussions on the distribution and significance of genetic variation, management and evaluation of rare plant germplasm, and conservation strategies for genetic diversity. Case studies focusing on specific problems offer important insights for today's challenges in rare plant more

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  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 24mm | 579.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • halftones, line drawings, maps, tables
  • 0195064291
  • 9780195064292

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This very useful book is much recommended for anyone concerned with the nature protection. It will be welcomed by all readers interested in modern methods of population biology and genetics in relation to conservation strategies for rare plant species. * Jitka Stepankova * 'a seminal volume that will have a major influence in shaping plant conservation strategies long into the future ... It is a must for all interested in plant conservation.' David Ingram, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Genetical Research, Volume 61, 1993 'this volume has been well edited, has a wealth of information bringing together some 850 references and has been produced to a high standard ... The book is an important step towards practical action. Botanists and conservationists will find it a useful addition to the literature.' Watsoniashow more

Table of contents

Section One: Population biology and genetics of rare species; Section Two: Distribution and sampling of genetic variation; Section Three: Management and assessment of off-site collections; Section Four: Conservation strategies for genetic more