The Ex Situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources

  • J. G. Hawkes
  • N. Maxted
  • B. V. Ford-Lloyd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. J. G. Hawkes, N. Maxted, B. V. Ford-Lloyd
    Pages 1-18
  3. J. G. Hawkes, N. Maxted, B. V. Ford-Lloyd
    Pages 19-31
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    Pages 32-42
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    Pages 43-62
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    Pages 63-81
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    Pages 82-91
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    Pages 92-107
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    Pages 108-119
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    Pages 120-134
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    Pages 135-145
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    Pages 146-163
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  14. J. G. Hawkes, N. Maxted, B. V. Ford-Lloyd
    Pages 190-203
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 205-250

About this book

Introduction

It is a distressing truism that the human race during the last millennium has caused the exponential loss of plant genetic diversity throughout the world. This has had direct and negative economic, political and social consequences for the human race, which at the same time has failed to exploit fully the positive benefits that might result from conserving and exploiting the world's plant genetic resources. However, a strong movement to halt this loss of plant diversity and enhance its utilisation for the benefit of all humanity has been underway since the 1960's (Frankel and Bennett, 1970; Frankel and Hawkes, 1975). This initiative was taken up by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD, 1992) that not only expounds the need to conserve biological diversity but links conservation to exploitation and development for the benefit of all. Article 8 of the Convention clearly states the need to develop more effective and efficient guidelines to conserve biological diversity, while Article 9, along with the FAO International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources, promotes the adoption of a complementary approach to conservation that incorporates both ex situ and in situ techniques.

Keywords

DNA conservation evolution genes genetics

Authors and affiliations

  • J. G. Hawkes
    • 1
  • N. Maxted
    • 1
  • B. V. Ford-Lloyd
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of BirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4136-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5805-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4136-9
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