Molecular Evaluation of Plant Genetic Resources

  • Michael T. Clegg
Part of the Stadler Genetics Symposia Series book series (SGSS)


A central problem of biology is the description, classification and management of organic diversity. In one form or another this theme pervades biological science from the ecosystem level down to the population level. Diversity also has a central role in the science of genetics which originated from attempts to uncover the rules that govern the transmission of phenotypic variations between generations. Every student of introductory biology learns that the Mendelian method requires alternate allelic forms of a gene for any genetic analysis. Similarly, plant and animal improvement programs are absolutely dependent on useful genetic variants to achieve their goals of greater agricultural productivity (Brown et al., 1988; Day et al., 1991).


Pearl Millet Plant Genetic Resource Wild Barley Wild Emmer Wheat Coalescence Time 
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  • Michael T. Clegg
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  1. 1.Department of Botany and Plant SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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