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dc.contributor.author Humphreys, Mervyn O.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-02T17:13:01Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-02T17:13:01Z
dc.date.issued 2003-04
dc.identifier.citation Humphreys , M O 2003 , ' Utilisation of plant genetic resources in breeding for sustainability ' Plant Genetic Resources , vol 1 , no. 1 , pp. 11-18 . , 10.1079/PGR20032 en
dc.identifier.issn 1479-2621
dc.identifier.other PURE: 136240
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/4142
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/4142
dc.description Humphreys, M. O. (2003). Utilization of plant genetic resources in breeding for sustainability. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization, 1, (1), 11-18. en
dc.description.abstract UK agriculture is undergoing significant change with reduced subsidies for food production, increasing consumer demands for food safety and traceability, and environmental concerns including climate and demographic change. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture adopted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation supports the use of genetic resources for research and breeding. Mining genetic resources for useful genetic variation is perceived as a major benefit of genebanks. However, utilization by breeders may be constrained by poor characterization of genetic resources, a widening gap between improved and unimproved material, and the disruption of well- adapted genotypes during introgression. Breeders working with grasses and forage legumes for sustainable agriculture are fortunate in the wealth of genetic variation available both within the primary species of interest and among related species. New DNA technologies allow more targeted approaches to the use of these genetic resources. Possibilities for gene transfer between related species using conventional techniques expand the available gene pools while potential use of genetic transformation extend these even further. en
dc.format.extent 8 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Plant Genetic Resources en
dc.title Utilisation of plant genetic resources in breeding for sustainability en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/PGR20032
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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