Plant genetic resources are the key component of any agricultural production system. In recent years the growing awareness and concern on promotion of plant genetic resources activities in the national context makes it obligatory that we should have relevant literature on this discipline.
The present book “Plant Genetic Resources–An Overview” incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of plant genetic resources. This volume contains 13 chapters written by leading experts in the discipline incorporating recent development in the subject. Book includes articles on : Plant Genetic Resources–General account and management; Genetic Resources of Horticultural Crops–Management for Catering Future needs, An Overview of Plant Genetic Resources of the Indian Himalayan Region; Role of Genomic Resources in Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources; Plant Genetic Resources in Oilseed Brassicas : Its management & utilization; An Insight in Pulses Production and Genetic Resources in India; Cryopreservation on Plant Genetic Resources : A Novel approaches for safe long-term conservation; Ex-situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources. Articles on Traditional Agricultural Systems of Small Holder Farmers of Uttarakhand Himalayas and its Potential Contribution in Food Sovereignty; Status of Plant Genetic Resources in Afghanistan and their Relevance for India and Traditional Indian Wisdom for Food and Nutritional Security with Reference to Climatic Disasters have added to the value of the book. Last chapter ‘Plant Genetic Resources in Indian Perspective—An Overview’ provide details of Indian scenario in the field.
The book is useful to scientist researchers, agriculturists, botanists, curators including those engaged in safeguarding plant diversity and equally so, the policy makers & conservationists advocating national and global concern on Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management.