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Life Sciences - Ecology | Biotechnology and Biodiversity

Biotechnology and Biodiversity

Ahuja, M. R., Ramawat, K.G. (Eds.)

2014, X, 340 p. 17 illus., 14 illus. in color.

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  • A state of art book on biotechnology and biodiversity
  • Describing crops, trees, transgenics, lower plants and gymnosperms at one place
  • Topics cover the plants and problems of the entire globe

This book provides complete, comprehensive and broad subject based reviews complete in it-self, useful for students, teachers, researchers and all others interested in the biodiversity conservation. The field of biotechnology has been kept broad to accommodate the wide ranging topics. How biotechnology can affect and solve the problems related to biodiversity management, protection and conservation are described.

Current rates of disappearance of biological and cultural diversity in the world are unprecedented. Intensive resource exploitation due to social and economic factors has led to the destruction, conversion or degradation of ecosystems. Reversing these trends requires time to time assessment to integrate conservation and development. Biotechnological tools, particularly the micropropagation technique has been helpful in developing protocols for multiplication of endangered and threatened species. Chapters are written by leading scientists in their field and include biotechnological approaches to threatened and endangered species, pteridophytes, conifers, non-conifer species of gymnosperms, tree species, impact of genetically modified crops, cryopreservation of diverse species, conservation of forest resources, and health and environment.

The book will be useful to botanists, biotechnologists, environmentalists, policy makers, conservationists and NGOs working for environment protection.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Biodiversity - Biotechnology - Conservation - Cryopreservation - Transgenic plants

Related subjects » Ecology - Forestry - Plant Sciences

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