ERIC Number: EJ421921
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
What Are Genetic Resources and Why Should They Be Conserved?
Hawkes, J. G.
Impact of Science on Society, v40 n2 p97-106 1990
Discussed is the need for producing varieties of plants that can withstand the depredations of pests and diseases and are more adapted to stress conditions. Genes for better resistance and adaption are being found in conserved ancient farmers' varieties and related wild species. The importance of conserving these strains is emphasized. (KR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
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