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Genetic Diversity and Erosion in Plants

Indicators and Prevention

  • M. R. Ahuja
  • S. Mohan Jain


  • Monitoring Gene erosion in species is need of the hour

  • Biotechnological tools provide a clear scenario of loss of genetic material in species

  • This book is unique to combine biotechnology, genetics and biodiversity

  • Chapters written by world authorities in their subject

  • No competitive book in this format ?


Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Deborah Rogers, Patrick McGuire
    Pages 1-24
  3. Stephen Smith, David Bubeck, Barry Nelson, Jason Stanek, Justin Gerke
    Pages 55-88
  4. Hanna Bolibok-Brągoszewska, Monika Rakoczy-Trojanowska
    Pages 105-123
  5. Linda Mondini, Mario A. Pagnotta
    Pages 125-157
  6. Shilpi Srivastava, Atul Bhargava
    Pages 189-223
  7. K. Nirmal Babu, E. V. D. Sastry, K. V. Saji, Minoo Divakaran, H. J. Akshitha, S. Aarthi et al.
    Pages 225-261
  8. Imke Thormann, Johannes M. M. Engels
    Pages 263-294

About this book


Genetic erosion is the loss of genetic diversity within a species. It can happen very quickly, due to catastrophic events, or changes in land use leading to habitat loss. But it can also occur more gradually and remain unnoticed for a long time. One of the main causes of genetic erosion is the replacement of local varieties by modern varieties. Other causes include environmental degradation, urbanization, and land clearing through deforestation and brush fires. In order to conserve biodiversity in plants, it is important to targets three independent levels that include ecosystems, species and genes. Genetic diversity is important to a species’ fitness, long-term viability, and ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Chapters in this book are written by leading geneticists, molecular biologists and other specialists on relevant topics on genetic erosion and conservation genetic diversity in plants. This divisible set of two volumes deals with a broad spectrum of topics on genetic erosion, and approaches to biodiversity conservation in crop plants and trees. Volume 1 deals with indicators and prevention of genetic erosion, while volume 2 covers genetic diversity and erosion in a number of plants species. These two volumes will also be useful to botanists, biotechnologists, environmentalists, policy makers, conservationists, and NGOs working to manage genetic erosion and biodiversity.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. R. Ahuja
    • 1
  • S. Mohan Jain
    • 2
  1. 1.Ex-Senior Forestry Consultant, Zobel Forestry AssociatesNew PaltzUSA
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

About the editors

See Ahuja CV attached on a previous book proposal "Biotechnology and Biodiversity" by Ahuja and Ramawat (same series). and Jain Cv is attached to this proposal, he's already well known at Springer.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Genetic Diversity and Erosion in Plants
  • Book Subtitle Indicators and Prevention
  • Editors M. R. Ahuja
    S. Mohan Jain
  • Series Title Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
  • Series Abbreviated Title Sust. Devel., Biodivers.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-25635-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35260-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-25637-5
  • Series ISSN 2352-474X
  • Series E-ISSN 2352-4758
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 323
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Genetics and Genomics
    Conservation Biology/Ecology
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