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Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect Resistant Crops by Stephen L. Clement, Sharron S. Quisenberry

Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect Resistant Crops



Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect Resistant Crops by Stephen L. Clement, Sharron S. Quisenberry

in the conservation and use of global plant genetic resources for sustainable agricultural production, Global Plant Genetic Resources for Insect-Resistant Crops explores plant biodiversity, its preservation, and its use to develop crops resistant to pests, thereby reducing world-wide use of chemical pesticides. Topics addressed include:


This is a well presented reference bookThe editors have done a marvelous job of selecting the right crops for the discussions in this bookThe foreword by Masa Iwanaga is an excellent essay on the economics of stress damage. --Plant Science . . . it is essential that the problem of food security be recognized as a challenge facing all of humanity, and that concerted global efforts in agricultural research be intensified. . . . exciting successful examples of effective use of genetic diversity for the development of insect-resistant crops abound. This book provides many such examples, from which we can learn valuable lessons for the effective use of conserved germplasm. The widely applicable lesson is that close, effective, and long-term collaboration is required among different players, including germplasm curators, plant breeders, molecular biologists, entomologists, ecologists, and social scientists. -Masa Iwanaga, Deputy Director General (Programme), International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome, Italy, in the Foreword to this book

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Publication date

13th July 1998


Stephen L. Clement, Sharron S. Quisenberry

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CRC Press Inc an imprint of Taylor & Francis Inc


320 pages


Plant reproduction & propagation
Plant pathology & diseases
Pest control
Agronomy & crop production



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