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Plant Genetic Resources: An Overview

Anuradha Singh (Editor) P.C. Trivedi (Editor) B.P. Singh (Editor)

Plant genetic resources are the key component of any agricultural production system. In recent years the growing awareness and concern on promotion of plant genetic resources activities in the national context makes it obligatory that we should have relevant literature on this discipline. The present book ‘Plant Genetic Resources-An Overview’ incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of plant genetic resources.

This volume contains 13 chapters written by leading experts in the discipline incorporating recent development in the subject. Book includes articles on : Plant Genetic Resources-General account and management; Genetic Resources of Horticultural Crops-Management for Catering Future needs, An Overview of Plant Genetic Resources of the Indian Himalayan Region; Role of Genomic Resources in Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources; Plant Genetic Resources in Oilseed Brassicas : Its management and utilization; An Insight in Pulses Production and Genetic Resources in India; Cryopreservation on Plant Genetic Resources : A Novel approaches for safe long-term conservation; Ex-situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources. Articles on Traditional Agricultural Systems of Small Holder Farmers of Uttarakhand Himalayas and its Potential Contribution in Food Sovereignty; Status of Plant Genetic Resources in Afghanistan and their Relevance for India and Traditional Indian Wisdom for Food and Nutritional Security with Reference to Climatic Disasters have added to the value of the book. Last chapter 'Plant Genetic Resources in Indian Perspective-An Overview' provide details of Indian scenario in the field.

The book is useful to scientist researchers, agriculturists, botanists, curators including those engaged in safeguarding plant diversity and equally so, the policy makers and conservationists advocating national and global concern on Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management.

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About the authors

Anuradha Singh

Anuradha Singh is a scientist with the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS), a part of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi. She has been researching both the theory and practice of Ayurveda. Singh also has a keen interest in doing reasearch on the crossroads of science and Indian medical traditions as well as reproductive and mental health from an Ayurvedic perspective.

P.C. Trivedi

Prof. Pravin Chandra Trivedi (b. 3 March 1953), Ph.D., Post-Doct. (U.S.A.), F.L.S. (London), F.B.S., F.P.S.I., F.B.R.S., F.M.A., F.E.S., F.N.R.S., F.I.A.A.T., Professor, Department of Botany, has a brilliant academic career standing first in all examinations. Prof. Trivedi served as Head, Department of Botany and Coordinator, P.G. Course in Biotechnology (2003-06); Director College Development Council (2001-04); Vice-Principal, Maharaja's College (2000-03) and is Member of BOS in eight universities. He worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, U.S.A. in 1983-84. Prof. Trivedi has 33 years of teaching and research experience in the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has published more than 200 research papers and review articles in journals of repute. He has edited and written 86 books and guided 30 Ph.D. students. He has been the Principal Investigator of 20 major research projects funded by national organizations. He is an elected Fellow of nine reputed academic bodies. Dr. Trivedi visited several major research laboratories and delivered invited talks in many international conferences held in the U.S.A., Canada, the U.K., Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Singapore, Austria and Belgium. Prof. Trivedi is an elected Secretary of the Indian Botanical Society (2005-2007); Council Member of Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata (2007-08) and a member of the editorial and advisory boards of eight reputed journals. For his research contribution he was awarded Scientist of the Year Award (2001); M.J. Narsimhan Award (2004) and Bioved Fellowship Award (2005). He has organized 15 national seminars and participated in many at national and international levels. His major research interest includes Plant Nematology, Medicinal Plants, Ethnobotany, Biodiversity Conservation and Biotechnology.

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B.P. Singh

Dr. B.P. Singh, has to his credit many publications on Indo-English writers in reputed journals. He is at present working on ‘Poverty and Marital Discord’ He is at present working in Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University Agra, and is also associated with a NGO.

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Bibliographic information

Title Plant Genetic Resources: An Overview
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.09.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788179105160
length xii+256p., Illustrations; 25cm.