Biotechnology and Biodiversity

  • M. R. Ahuja
  • K.G. Ramawat

Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Section A: Genetically Modified Plants and Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Chandrakanth Emani
      Pages 3-15
    3. Georgina D. Arthur, Kwasi S. Yobo
      Pages 17-37
    4. M.R. Ahuja
      Pages 77-100
  3. Section B: Biotechnology and conservation of Biodiversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Mirjana Šijačić-Nikolić, Jelena Milovanović, Marina Nonić
      Pages 103-128
    3. Maria Teresa Gonzalez-Arnao, Marcos E. Martinez-Montero, Carlos A. Cruz-Cruz, Florent Engelmann
      Pages 129-170
    4. Anca Manole-Paunescu
      Pages 181-202
    5. Jana Krajňáková, Dušan Gömöry, Hely Häggman
      Pages 287-310
    6. M. Asif, A. H. Hirani, S. K. Basu, E. Noguera-Savelli, W. Cetzal-Ix, P. Zandi et al.
      Pages 311-325
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 327-340

About this book


This book provides complete, comprehensive and broad subject based reviews complete in it-self, useful for students, teachers, researchers and all others interested in the biodiversity conservation. The field of biotechnology has been kept broad to accommodate the wide ranging topics. How biotechnology can affect and solve the problems related to biodiversity management, protection and conservation are described.

Current rates of disappearance of biological and cultural diversity in the world are unprecedented. Intensive resource exploitation due to social and economic factors has led to the destruction, conversion or degradation of ecosystems. Reversing these trends requires time to time assessment to integrate conservation and development. Biotechnological tools, particularly the micropropagation technique has been helpful in developing protocols for multiplication of endangered and threatened species. Chapters are written by leading scientists in their field and include biotechnological approaches to threatened and endangered species, pteridophytes, conifers, non-conifer species of gymnosperms, tree species, impact of genetically modified crops, cryopreservation of diverse species, conservation of forest resources, and health and environment.

The book will be useful to botanists, biotechnologists, environmentalists, policy makers, conservationists and NGOs working for environment protection.


Biodiversity Biotechnology Conservation Cryopreservation Transgenic plants

Editors and affiliations

  • M. R. Ahuja
    • 1
  • K.G. Ramawat
    • 2
  1. 1.Formerly Forestry Consultant Zobel Forestry AssociatesNew PaltzUSA
  2. 2.Botany DepartmentM.L. Sukhadia UniversityUdaipurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09380-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09381-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-474X
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-4758
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