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The Diversity of Crop Plants

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674183551

Publication Date: 01/01/1983

184 pages



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  • Preface
  • 1. The Nature of Cultivated Plants
  • 2. The Origins of Agriculture
  • 3. The Study of Crop Plant Evolution and Dispersal
  • 4. The Evidence of Crop Plant Diversity
  • 5. The Value of Diversity to the Breeder
  • 6. The Exploration and Storage of Crop Plant Diversity
  • 7. Global Strategies for Conserving and Utilizing the Genetic Heritage of Plants
  • Appendix: IBPGR Revised Priorities for Crops and Regions
  • Abbreviations of Organizations
  • References
  • Index

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