Textbook of Biodiversity

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Science Publishers, Jan 10, 2003 - Business & Economics - 260 pages
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Over the last two decades, an increasing body of information has been added to the biodiversity science and the subject matter has become more and more voluminous. Biodiversity has now become a multidisciplinary subject in which concepts, ideas and methodologies have been contributed by a number of other disciplines. However, there is a dearth of comprehensive textbooks on biodiversity science which could serve undergraduate and graduate students. This book presents the concepts, themes and ideas on this ever-growing multi-disciplinary subject.
 

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Contents

DEFINITION SCOPE AND CONSTRAINTS
1
GENETIC DIVERSITY
10
WILD TAXA
20
AGROBIODIVERSITY AND CULTIVATED TAXA
39
ECOSYSTEM DIVERSITY
52
VALUES AND USES OF BIODIVERSITY
67
Uses of Plants
77
CONSERVATION OF BIODIVERSITY
106
MANAGEMENT OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY
144
BIODIVERSITY PROSPECTING AND INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
183
References
195
Glossary
223
Acronyms and Abbreviations
237
Subject Index
243
Author Index
250
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K. V. Krishnamurthy is a professor of plant science in the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India.

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