Conservation of tropical fruit genetic resources

Normah Mohd. Noor, S. K. Malik, R. Chaudhury, I. Salma, M. A. Makeen

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Abstract

Tropical regions are rich in fruit diversity and many globally important tropical fruit tree species and their wild relatives, including the rare or neglected species, are of Asian origin. Conservation of these tropical fruit species is imperative as they are increasingly threatened. For cultivated species the threat is by specialization of production systems restricted to a few varieties and by land use changes, and in the case of wild relatives it is due to habitat loss. Conservation efforts are in progress by various countries and agencies in order to save the rich tropical fruit diversity. Conservation methods include in situ and ex situ (field genebanks, botanical gardens, in vitro and cryopreservation). As the main objective of genetic resource conservation is for utilization in crop improvement, characterization and evaluation of all the accessions are carried out together with the collection and conservation efforts. In this chapter, conservation efforts of tropical fruit species will be covered for the whole tropical region in general and emphasis will be given to three main areas; Malaysia, South Asia (India), and tropical Africa, occasionally touching tropical America. Challenges and future directions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConservation of Tropical Plant Species
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages137-170
Number of pages34
Volume9781461437765
ISBN (Print)9781461437765, 146143775X, 9781461437758
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012

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tropical and subtropical fruits
genetic resource
genetic resources
Fruit
fruit
wild relatives
tropics
tropical region
South Asia
crop improvement
botanical gardens
germplasm conservation
cryopreservation
fruit trees
habitat destruction
land use change
Malaysia
Cryopreservation
habitat loss
production technology

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Mohd. Noor, N., Malik, S. K., Chaudhury, R., Salma, I., & Makeen, M. A. (2012). Conservation of tropical fruit genetic resources. In Conservation of Tropical Plant Species (Vol. 9781461437765, pp. 137-170). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3776-5_8

Conservation of tropical fruit genetic resources. / Mohd. Noor, Normah; Malik, S. K.; Chaudhury, R.; Salma, I.; Makeen, M. A.

Conservation of Tropical Plant Species. Vol. 9781461437765 Springer New York, 2012. p. 137-170.

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Mohd. Noor, N, Malik, SK, Chaudhury, R, Salma, I & Makeen, MA 2012, Conservation of tropical fruit genetic resources. in Conservation of Tropical Plant Species. vol. 9781461437765, Springer New York, pp. 137-170. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3776-5_8
Mohd. Noor N, Malik SK, Chaudhury R, Salma I, Makeen MA. Conservation of tropical fruit genetic resources. In Conservation of Tropical Plant Species. Vol. 9781461437765. Springer New York. 2012. p. 137-170 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3776-5_8
Mohd. Noor, Normah ; Malik, S. K. ; Chaudhury, R. ; Salma, I. ; Makeen, M. A. / Conservation of tropical fruit genetic resources. Conservation of Tropical Plant Species. Vol. 9781461437765 Springer New York, 2012. pp. 137-170
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