Contents: Preface. 1. Vegetable Genetic Resources: Centre of Origin, Diversity and Distribution. 2. Evolution and Domestication of Vegetable Genetic Resources. 3. Introduction and Augmentation of Vegetable Genetic Resources. 4. Explorations and Collections of Vegetable Genetic Resources. 5. Germplasm Evaluation, Characterization and Development of Core Set. 6. Multiplication, Exchange and Safe Movement of Vegetable Genetic Resources. 7. Monitoring and Management System of Plant Genetic Resources. 8. Documentation and Registration of Vegetable Genetic Resources. 9. Documentation and Registration of Vegetable Genetic Resources. 10. Genetic Erosion and Conservation of Vegetable Genetic Resources. 11. Biotechnological Approaches in Vegetable Genetic Resource Management and Utilization. 12. Novel Genomic Tools for Vegetable PGR Management and Crop Improvement. 13. National and International Legal Frameworks to Access Biological Resources. 14. Intellectual Property Rights, Protection of Plant Varieties and DUS Guidelines. 15. Plant Identification and Herbarium. 16. Biodiversity Informatics and Germplasm Management. Plant Genetic Resources Related Glossary. Index.
The present book has been written to fulfill the emergence of hue and cry for physical resources in the world which comprise land, water and the biological diversity. Management of landscapes for both production of food and conservation of ecosystem services and wild biodiversity forms the basis for eco-agriculture. In the regime of climate change, accelerated plant genetic resource collection, inventrization, PGR based technology development, assessment, refinement to maintain sustainability, issues related to framed rules, regulation and guidelines are focused in a comprehensive manner. In this book 16 chapters are well designed to cover origin, distribution, collection, evaluation, characterization, core set development, traditional approaches and most recent innovative (tissue culture, slow growth culture, cryo-techniques, molecular and biotechnological) protocols made to vegetable genetic diversity usable in breeding programme, setting trait specific goals for posterity and framing guideline suitable for Indian conditions. This book pertaining to vegetable genetic resources will be a milestone for stakeholders, policy makers, administrators, conservators, researchers, and teachers of India and abroad. It will cater to the needs of B.Sc. (Horticulture), B.Sc. (Agriculture), M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Vegetable Science) students. Collection to conservation methods have been elaborately dealt with, purposely to acquaint stakeholders to students with all aspects of vegetable genetic resources which is the backbone of vegetable crop improvement program. Glossary of important terms at the end is an added feature of this book.