By Nelissa Jamora

It’s not very often that books with state-of-the art information on plant genetic resources come out, so when one does, it’s worth celebrating, and not just because I happen to have contributed to it.

Plant Genetic Resources: A Review of Current Research and Future Needs covers both technical and economic aspects of crop diversity conservation. It’s an accessible deep dive into in situ and on farm strategies to protect genetic diversity, and approaches to enhancing the use of conserved germplasm—plus the many reasons to do so.

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