Plant Conservation Biotechnology

Plant Conservation Biotechnology

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Contemporary biotechnology is increasingly being applied to assist the international conservation of plant diversity. "Plant Conservation Biotechnology" introduces biotechnological techniques which are currently used to conserve horticultural and crop plant germplasm, forest tree genetic resources, endangered plant species, and plant cell culture collections. The first part of the book, Techniques, provides an introduction to the different conservation methodologies and offers practical advice regarding the application of biotechnology in plant diversity including: prospecting; germplasm acquisition and exchange; and, genetic resource management and conservation. The second part concerns Applications, and it explores the more detailed use of biotechnology in the context of specific conservation more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 172 x 252mm | 453g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748407464
  • 9780748407460

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Plant Conservation Biotechnology Erica E. Benson 2. Molecular Approaches to Assessing Plant Diversity Stephen A. Harris 3. Biotechnology in Plant Germplasm Acquisition Kim E. Hummer 4. Tissue Culture Techniques in In Vitro Plant Conservation Paul T. Lynch 5. Phytosanitary Aspects of Plant Germplasm Conservation Robert R. Martin and Joseph D. Postman 6. Cryopreservation Erica E. Benson 7. Stability Assessments of Conserved Plant Germplasm Keith Harding 8. Conservation Strategies for Algae John G. Day 9. Cryo-Conservation of Industrially Important Plant Structures Heinz Martin Schumacher 10. In Vitro Conservation of Temperate Tree Fruit and Nut Crops Barbara Reed 11. Conservation of Small Fruit Germplasm Rex M. Brennan and Stephen Millam 12. Biotechnological Advances in the Conservation of Root and Tuber Crops Ali M. Golmirizaie, Ana Panta and Judith Toledo 13. Biotechnology in Germplasm Management of Cassava and Yams S.Y.C. Ng, S.H. Mantell and N.Q. Ng 14. Conservation Biotechnology of Endemic and Other Economically Important Plant Species of India Binary B. Mandal 15. The Application of Biotechnology for the Conservation of Endangered Plants Valerie C. Pence 16. Conservation of the Rare and Endangered Plants Endemic to Spain M.E. Gonzalez-Benito, C. Martin, J.M. Iriondo and C. Perez 17. Recalcitrant Seed Biotechnology Applications to Rain Forest Conservation M. Marzalina and B. Krishnapillay 18. Applications of Biotechnology for the Conservation and Sustainable Exploration of Plants from Brazilian Rain Forests Ana Maria Viana, Maria Cristina Mazza and Sinclair Mantell Brennan, Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK, John Day, NERC Institute of Freshwater Ecology, UK, Ali Golmirzaie, International Potato Centre, Peru, M. Elena Gonzalez-Benito, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, Keith Harding, Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK, Stephen Harris, University of Oxford, UK, Kim Hummer, National Clonal Repository, USA, J. Iriondo, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, Baskaran Krishnapillay, Forest research Institute of Malaysia, Paul Lynch, University of Derby, UK, Binay Mandal, National Bureau for Plant Genetic Resources, India, Sinclair Mantell, University of London, UK, C. Martin, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, Robert Martin, National Clonal Repository, USA, M. Marzalina, Forest research Institute of Malaysia, Maria Cristina Mazza, Centro Nacional de Pesquisas Florestais, Brazil, Stephen Millam, Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK, N.Q. Ng, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria, S.Y.C. Ng, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria, Ana Panta, International Potato Centre, Peru, Valerie Pence, Cincinati Zoo and Botannical Garden, Cesar Perez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, Joseph Postman, National Clonal Repository, USA, Barbara Reed, National Clonal Germplasm Repository, USA, Heinz Martin Schumacher, German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Germany, Judith Toledo, International Potato Centre, Peru, Ana Maria Viana, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, more

About Erica Benson

Benson; Erica University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland,show more