Biological Diversity and Genetic Resources

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This book discusses the Commonwealth Science Council’s programme on biological diversity and genetic resources and aims to contribute significantly towards establishing relevant mechanisms and developing practical action plans for conserving and sustainably using our rapidly vanishing biological diversity.



Biological Diversity and Genetic Resources Programme

The genesis of the Commonwealth Science Council's Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (BDGR) programme can be found in the project on under-exploited plant species ‘the chenopods’, part of the All India Co-ordinated Project on Under-exploited Plants of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. These plants are of great importance because of their socio-economic and survival value to the fragile ecosystems of the Himalayas and the Andean mountains. The work on the Chenopodium species was carried out within the project on ‘Population dynamics of wild and cultivated biotypes of Chenopodium album’ undertaken at the Bio-science department of Himachal Pradesh University, Simla, India.


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