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PGR 600 ADVANCES IN EXPLORATION AND GERMPLASM COLLECTING                                                                               (2L+1P) I

Objective
To provide information on ecogeographic surveys, sampling strategies and legal issues involved in germplasm collecting.

Theory

UNIT I
Genetic diversity of PGR, genetic principles of diversity and its distribution.

UNIT II
Indicators of diversity, assessing the threats of genetic erosion; eco-georaphic surveys: planning, collection and analysis of eco-geographic data, outputs of eco-geographic surveys.

UNIT III
Germplasm collecting legal issues and the FAO code of conduct, participatory approaches to collecting including indigenous knowledge.

UNIT IV
Sampling strategies theory and practice, strategies for wild species.

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