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Title: Conservation and management of plant genetic resources of Northeast India
Authors: Tandon, Pramod
Kumaria, Suman
Nongrum, Laibadaiahun
Keywords: Plant diversity
Conservation
In vitro technologies
Molecular methods
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl. ⁸: A01G1/00, A01G3/00
Abstract: The Northeast India region is rich in biodiversity due to high rainfall and plenty of sunlight coupled with unique bio-geographical positioning. It is known as the ‘Cradle of Flowering Plants’ because of remarkably rich and diverse flora. The valuable plant genetic resources of the region are being lost at an alarming rate due to varied human activities including shifting cultivation which have in turn led to the depletion of forest cover. Therefore, there is an urgent need for conservation, sustainable utilization and management of plant genetic resources of the region so as to meet the growing requirements of food, fodder, fibre, health, water and other needs.
Page(s): 29-34
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.08(1) [January 2009]

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