Cryopreservation and International Exchange of Germplasm

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 22)


The rapid development and the increasing pressures of population have led to the indiscriminate clearing of the forest and agricultural land. The natural ecosystem is being interferred with and many plant species are thus threatened with extinction. This has resulted in the depletion of the naturally occurring pools of germplasm of the medicinal, forest and crop plants. Moreover, although green revolution has helped to increase yields, it does not seem to be green any more, since the introduction of some of the exotic germplasm has resulted in the disappearance of the local genetic stocks. This shrinkage of the genetic resources has caused global concern for the conservation of rare germplasms.


Cold Acclimation Plant Tissue Culture Plant Cell Culture International Exchange Germ Plasm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. P. S. Bajaj
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  1. 1.Punjab Agricultural UniversityLudhianaIndia

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