Gene Flow between Crops and Their Wild Relatives


Gene Flow between Crops and Their Wild Relatives Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: John Hopkins Pages: 584 Illustrations and other contents: 20 Plates, color; 6 Graphs; 20 Maps ISBN: 9780801893148 Categories: , ,

This comprehensive volume provides the scientific basis for assessing the likelihood of gene flow between twenty important crops and their wild relatives. The crops discussed include both major staples and minor crops that are nonetheless critical to food security, including barley, corn, cotton, cowpea, wheat, pearl millet, and rice.

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A solid initial reference book for anyone dealing with, or interested in, the transfer of genes between cultivated and free-growing plants. This book will undoubtedly promote awareness on biodiversity in the context of plant domestication and cultivation. -- Marie-Josee Simard Evolutionary Applications 2010 This valuable work will serve as an important resource for biosafety regulators, crop breeders, and others involved in decision making for managing crop plants to preserve genetic diversity, particularly in developing countries that are centers of diversity for crop species. Choice 2010 This is a timely, well-edited compendium of information on major crops and gene flow between them and their wild relatives. -- Lytton John Musselman Plant Science Bulletin 2010 A useful compendium and a starting point for someone wanting detailed information on globally and economically important crops. Conservation Biology 2010 I highly recommend this book. It is a valuable resource that will draw the reader's attention to many issues. -- Mary Eubanks Economic Botany 2010

Author Biography

Meike S. Andersson is the project manager at Ecoagriculture Partners and is coeditor, with Dr. de Vicente, of DNA Banks: Providing Novel Options for Genebanks. M. Carmen de Vicente is a program leader with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research's Generation Challenge Program. Both worked at Bioversity International while writing this book.