Evolving issues in genetic resources conservation

Jana, S.; Addala, K.R.V.

Triticeae III Proceedings of the Third International Triticeae Symposium, Aleppo, Syria, 4-8 May 1997: 1-12

1998


Accession: 003134875

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Abstract
Issues in crop genetic resources conservation fall into three broad categories: (1) biological; (2) socioeconomic; and (3) legal and political. Many of the issues are undergoing rapid changes and adjustments and emphasis, particularly in recent years, has shifted from the first to the latter two categories. This paper focuses on the vital role of ex situ preservation in core collections of manageable size using an ICARDA Triticum durum collection (11 678 accessions) as an example.