The instruments of latest biotechnology, comparable to molecular biology, tissue tradition and cryopreservation are being more and more utilized to aid the overseas conservation of plant variety. Plant Conservation Biotechnology introduces biotechnological strategies that are at present used to preserve horticultural and crop plant germplasm, wooded area tree genetic assets, endangered plant species, and plant phone tradition collections. the 1st a part of the booklet, strategies, presents an advent to different conservation methodologies and gives very sensible recommendation in regards to the program of biotechnology in plant range prospecting; germplasm acquisition and alternate; genetic source administration, and conservation. the second one a part of the ebook issues purposes and it explores the extra certain use of biotechnology within the context of particular conservation parts. All chapters are written through foreign specialists who're, mostly, biotechnologists and conservationists. They signify many alternative realms and their contributions exemplify the continuing significance of overseas co-operation within the sustainable administration and conservation of plant range. This concise, readable quantity will turn out an invaluable connection with scholars, researchers and execs throughout a variety of lifestyles technology and ecology disciplines - no matter if skilled in biotechnological plant conservation or no longer.

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