Over the last about 60 years, the global scientific community has become increasingly aware of the implications of genetic erosion in terms of its impact on environmental and agricultural sustainability (Ford-Lloyd et al. 2008). Reductions in both the number of species and the level of intraspecific variation have resulted in crops becoming more vulnerable to unpredictable weather patterns, epidemics of pests and diseases and fluctuations in global markets. All these in combination directly affect the food availability for human consumption. The ability to respond constructively to these situations requires continuing access to a broad range of novel forms of genetic variation.


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  1. 1.Germplasm Evaluation DivisionNational Bureau of Plant Genetic ResourcesNew DelhiIndia

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