Core and Mini Core Approaches for Enhancing Use of Germplasm in Crop Improvement

Upadhyaya, H D and Gowda, C L L and Kashiwagi, J and et al, . (2007) Core and Mini Core Approaches for Enhancing Use of Germplasm in Crop Improvement. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropic, Patancheru, Andha Pradesh, India.

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Domestication of plants began long ago when the nomadic human beings turned from gatherers to growers and started growing plants of their choice for food and other needs. Since then man has depended heavily on biodiversity including plants and it’s parts as source of food. Crop diversity is part of the biological diversity and includes the resources that contribute to people’s livelihoods by providing food, feed, medicine, fiber, clothing, shelter and energy. Hence, it contributes towards achieving the global objectives of food security, poverty alleviation, environment protection, and sustainable development. Crop diversity is a major component of crop improvement and is required for both short-term and long-term food security and to increase productivity and reduce malnutrition...........

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
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Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 09:24
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2012 09:24
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5837
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