Forming a global plant genetics insurance policy

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Author: Henry L. Shands
Date: Oct. 1995
From: Agricultural Research(Vol. 43, Issue 10)
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
Document Type: Article
Length: 854 words

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Governments should continue supporting efforts to preserve plant genetic diversity and germplasm resources. Farmer varieties, which offer significantly lower yields than commercial varieties used in the US and other developing countries, could be the source of vital genes that will protect economically important crops. Research on farmer varieties could provide essential information about insects, diseases and environmental changes threatening crops.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A17778194