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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGEMENT OF TEMPERATE FRUIT NUT AND SPECIALTY CROP GENETIC RESOURCES

Location: National Clonal Germplasm Repository (Corvallis, Oregon)

Title: Conservation of tropical plant species

Authors
item Normah, M. -
item Chin, H. -
item Reed, Barbara

Submitted to: Springer Verlag
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: May 2, 2012
Publication Date: August 10, 2012
Citation: Normah, M.N., Chin, H.F., Reed, B.M. 2012. Conservation of tropical plant species. Springer Verlag. p.538.

Interpretive Summary: This book is designed to provide a review of the methods and current status of conservation of many tropical plant species. Future perspectives of conservation of tropical species will also be discussed. The section on methods covers the range of conservation techniques, in situ, seed banking, in vitro and cryopreservation. Chapters on collection and biomarkers are included as they are important aspects of conservation. Current status reports provide comprehensive information on various conservation efforts on tropical fruits, orchids, oil palm and coconut, legumes, root and tuber crops, cereals, forestry, vegetables, spices and medicinal plants. While for the section on future perspectives, global challenges and major research challenges and directions are discussed. We hope the volume will be valuable to researchers and graduate students in the field, and it will be a reference to a much wider audience who are interested in conservation of tropical plant diversity.

Technical Abstract: This book is designed to provide a review of the methods and current status of conservation of many tropical plant species. Future perspectives of conservation of tropical species will also be discussed. The section on methods covers the range of conservation techniques, in situ, seed banking, in vitro and cryopreservation. Chapters on collection and biomarkers are included as they are important aspects of conservation. Current status reports provide comprehensive information on various conservation efforts on tropical fruits, orchids, oil palm and coconut, legumes, root and tuber crops, cereals, forestry, vegetables, spices and medicinal plants. While for the section on future perspectives, global challenges and major research challenges and directions are discussed. We hope the volume will be valuable to researchers and graduate students in the field, and it will be a reference to a much wider audience who are interested in conservation of tropical plant diversity.

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