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Managing plant genetic diversity. Proceedings of an international conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12-16 June 2000.

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These proceedings covers topics on managing plant genetic diversity i.e. applications of genomic sciences for better understanding of gene pools; technologies and strategies for ex situ conservation; the deployment and management of genetic diversity in agroecosystems; the role of bioinformatics in conservation and use; in situ conservation of wild species; indicators for sustainable management of...


Chapter 23 (Page no: 237)

Human impacts on the Coffea arabica genepool in Ethiopia and the need for its in situ conservation.

The need for the conservation of Arabica coffee in the forests of southwestern Ethiopia is discussed. Beginning with the geographic and genetic origin of coffee, the diversity of the gene pools, human impacts on the forest landscape, and the current conservation status of coffee are also discussed. The strategies for in situ genetic reserves, the challenging constraints for conservation efforts, and some recommendations and actions are presented.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The history of ex situ conservation and use of plant genetic resources. Author(s): Scarascia-Mugnozza, G. T. Perrino, P.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 23) The past, present and future contributions of farmers to the conservation and development of genetic diversity. Author(s): Swaminathan, M. S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) The impact of gene technologies on the use of genetic resources. Author(s): Peacock, J. Chaudhury, A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 43) The new genetic era: will it help us in managing genetic diversity? Author(s): Karp, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 57) DNA polymorphisms in accessions of Nephelium lappaceum L. Author(s): Chew, P. C. Clyde, M. M. Normah, M. N. Salma, I.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 61) Molecular analysis of phylogenetic relationships among coconut accessions. Author(s): Upadhyay, A. Jose, J. Manimekalai, R. Parthasarathy, V. A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 67) Molecular characterization of Gossypium germplasm for cotton improvement. Author(s): Kohel, R. J. Yu, J.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 77) Molecular analysis of the origin and domestication of Theobroma cacao L. Author(s): Motamayor, J. C. Lanaud, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 89) Technologies and strategies for ex situ conservation. Author(s): Engelmann, F. Engels, J. M. M.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 105) The establishment of a regional germplasm centre in the Pacific Island region. Author(s): Taylor, M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 113) Accession management strategies: splitting and lumping. Author(s): Hintum, T. J. L. van Hamilton, N. R. S. Engels, J. M. M. Treuren, R. van
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 121) The deployment and management of genetic diversity in agroecosystems. Author(s): Sastrapradja, S. D. Balakhrishna, P.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 133) Combining static and dynamic management of PGR: a case study of Beta genetic resources. Author(s): Frese, L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 149) Rice, farmers and gene banks: a case study in the Cagayan Valley, Philippines. Author(s): Pham, J. L. Morin, S. R. Sebastian, L. S. Abrigo, G. A. Calibo, M. A. Quilloy, S. M. Hipolito, L. Jackson, M. T.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 161) A study on the on-farm maintenance of farmers' varieties of sorghum in Malawi. Author(s): Chiwona, E. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 171) The role of bioinformatics in germplasm conservation and use. Author(s): Sobral, B. W. S.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 179) Distributed databases retrieval systems in Germany as a national approach in an international context. Author(s): Harrer, S. Begemann, F. Krause, J. D. J. Roscher, S.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 185) The potential role of passport data in the conservation and use of plant genetic resources. Author(s): Hazekamp, T.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 195) In situ conservation of wild species related to crop plants: the case of Turkey. Author(s): Tan, A. Tan, A. S.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 205) Metapopulation dynamics of Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Author(s): Rocha, O. J. Degreef, J. Barrantes, D. Castro, E. Macaya, G. Guarino, L.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 217) Inventories for in situ conservation of broadleaved forest genetic resources in South-eastern Europe. Author(s): Blada, I. Alexandrov, A. H. Postolache, G. Turok, J. Donita, N.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 229) Forest genebanks: a new approach to conserving forest tree genetic resources. Author(s): Shaanker, R. U. Ganeshaiah, K. N. Rao, M. N. Ravikanth, G.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 249) Indicators for sustainable management of plant genetic resources: how well are we doing? Author(s): Brown, A. H. D. Brubaker, C. L.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 263) Decision-making strategies for conservation and use of forest genetic resources. Author(s): Koshy, M. P. Namkoong, G. Kageyama, P. Stella, A. Gandara, F. Amaral, W. A. N. do
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 275) Germplasm enhancement to sustain genetic gains in crop improvement. Author(s): Ortiz, R.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 291) Genetic base broadening in autogamous crops: Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. as a model. Author(s): Saavedra, G. Spoor, W.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 301) An enhancement strategy for rice germplasm: DNA marker-assisted identification of beneficial QTL for resistance to rice blast. Author(s): Okuno, K. Fukuoka, S.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 307) Prebreeding in sugarcane with an emphasis on the programme of the Mauritius Sugar Industry Research Institute. Author(s): Ramdoyal, K. Badaloo, G. H.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 323) Underutilized crops: trends, challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. Author(s): Padulosi, S. Hodgkin, T. Williams, J. T. Haq, N.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 339) An initiative in exploration and management of plant genetic diversity in Saudi Arabia. Author(s): Al-Turki, T. A.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 351) Mushroom breeding and cultivation enhances ex situ conservation of Mediterranean Pleurotus taxa. Author(s): Zervakis, G. Venturella, G.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 359) Conservation and use of underutilized crops: an Indian perspective. Author(s): Joshi, V. Gautam, P. L. Bhag Mal Sharma, G. D. Kochhar, S.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 371) Underutilized edible plants from South Africa: a perspective. Author(s): Jacobs, T. V.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 379) 'Mining the gold': finding allelic variants for improved crop conservation and use. Author(s): Kresovich, S. Luongo, A. J. Schloss, S. J.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 387) Geographic information systems (GIS) and the conservation and use of plant genetic resources. Author(s): Guarino, L. Jarvis, A. Hijmans, R. J. Maxted, N.
Chapter: 37 (Page no: 405) Predicting germplasm differentiation using GIS-derived information. Author(s): Greene, S. L. Gritsenko, M. Vandemark, G. Johnson, R. C.
Chapter: 38 (Page no: 413) In situ conservation of forest genetic resources at regional level: two complementary programmes using GIS approach. Author(s): Ganeshaiah, K. N. Shaanker, R. U. Barve, N. Kiran, M. C. Bawa, K. S. Rao, V. R.
Chapter: 39 (Page no: 425) Managing plant genetic resources and the role of private and public sectors: oil palm as a model. Author(s): Rajanaidu, N. Rao, V. R.
Chapter: 40 (Page no: 437) The community-based conservation and management of genetic diversity in agroecosystems: the role and function of law. Author(s): Biber-Klemm, S.
Chapter: 41 (Page no: 455) Evaluating the benefits of conserved crop germplasm in PNG. Author(s): Milne, M. Godden, D. Kennedy, J. Kambuou, R.
Chapter: 42 (Page no: 469) People, plants and DNA: perspectives on the scientific and technical aspects of conserving and using plant genetic resources. Author(s): Hodgkin, T. Rao, V. R.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2002
  • ISBN
  • 9780851995229
  • Record Number
  • 20023003589