Sustainable Development and Biodiversity

Genetic Diversity and Erosion in Plants

Indicators and Prevention

Editors: Ahuja, M R, Jain, Mohan (Eds.)

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  • Monitoring Gene erosion in species is need of the hour
  • Biotechnological tools provide a clear scenario of loss of genetic material in species
  • This book is unique to combine biotechnology, genetics and biodiversity
  • Chapters written by world authorities in their subject
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Genetic erosion is the loss of genetic diversity within a species. It can happen very quickly, due to catastrophic events, or changes in land use leading to habitat loss. But it can also occur more gradually and remain unnoticed for a long time. One of the main causes of genetic erosion is the replacement of local varieties by modern varieties. Other causes include environmental degradation, urbanization, and land clearing through deforestation and brush fires. In order to conserve biodiversity in plants, it is important to targets three independent levels that include ecosystems, species and genes. Genetic diversity is important to a species’ fitness, long-term viability, and ability to adapt to changing environmental conditions. Chapters in this book are written by leading geneticists, molecular biologists and other specialists on relevant topics on genetic erosion and conservation genetic diversity in plants. This divisible set of two volumes deals with a broad spectrum of topics on genetic erosion, and approaches to biodiversity conservation in crop plants and trees. Volume 1 deals with indicators and prevention of genetic erosion, while volume 2 covers genetic diversity and erosion in a number of plants species. These two volumes will also be useful to botanists, biotechnologists, environmentalists, policy makers, conservationists, and NGOs working to manage genetic erosion and biodiversity.


About the authors

See Ahuja CV attached on a previous book proposal "Biotechnology and Biodiversity" by Ahuja and Ramawat (same series). and Jain Cv is attached to this proposal, he's already well known at Springer.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Genetic Erosion: Context Is Key

    Pages 1-24

    Rogers, Deborah (et al.)

  • Indicators of Genetic Diversity, Genetic Erosion, and Genetic Vulnerability for Plant Genetic Resources

    Pages 25-53

    Brown, Anthony H. D. (et al.)

  • Genetic Diversity and Modern Plant Breeding

    Pages 55-88

    Smith, Stephen (et al.)

  • Genetic Erosion Under Modern Plant Breeding: Case Studies in Canadian Crop Gene Pools

    Pages 89-104

    Fu, Yong-Bi (et al.)

  • Molecular Marker Based Assessment of Genetic Diversity in Rye

    Pages 105-123

    Bolibok-Brągoszewska, Hanna (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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  • Bulk discounts available
Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetic Diversity and Erosion in Plants
Book Subtitle
Indicators and Prevention
Editors
  • M R Ahuja
  • Mohan Jain
Series Title
Sustainable Development and Biodiversity
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25637-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25637-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25635-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35260-2
Series ISSN
2352-474X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 323
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