Robert Prescott-Allen,Christine Prescott-Allen's Genes from the Wild: Using Wild Genetic Resources for Food PDF

By Robert Prescott-Allen,Christine Prescott-Allen

ISBN-10: 0905347447

ISBN-13: 9780905347448

ISBN-10: 1849710120

ISBN-13: 9781849710121

Tomatoes couldn't be grown commercially with out the aid of their wild kinfolk. A unmarried wild species of rice has helped double rice creation in Asia. Wild silk-worms are permitting India to extend its silk undefined. A wild carp with resistance to chilly has been used to increase Soviet carp construction extra into the north.

Wild genetic assets - the heritable features of untamed vegetation and animals - are used more and more to enhance domesticated vegetation and farm animals and as new resources of meals and of uncooked fabrics. yet habitat destruction, over-exploitation and festival from brought species is destroying many gene swimming pools even earlier than they've been identified.

Genes from the Wild describes the transforming into contribution of untamed genetic assets to the construction of nutrition and uncooked fabrics, describes their features, explains the advantages and difficulties of utilizing them and descriptions the ways that they're threatened and the measures being taken to preserve them.

Originally released in 1988

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