DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
PGR 600 ADVANCES IN EXPLORATION AND GERMPLASM COLLECTING (2L+1P) I
To provide information on ecogeographic surveys, sampling strategies and legal issues involved in germplasm collecting.
Genetic diversity of PGR, genetic principles of diversity and its distribution.
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.
Germplasm collecting legal issues and the FAO code of conduct, participatory approaches to collecting including indigenous knowledge.
Sampling strategies theory and practice, strategies for wild species.
- Collectiing ecogeographic data, use of GIS in biodiversity mapping and collecting; analysis of ecogeographic data
- Exposure to use of flora/maps, study of wild/weedy species aids to taxonomic identification
- Genetic diversity analysis: morphological / physiological characterization, biochemical/ molecular characterization
- Falk, D.A. and Holsinger, K.E. 1991. Genetics and conservation of rare plants, Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
- Frankel, O.H. and Bennett, E. 1970. Genetic Resources in Plants - Their Exploration and Conservation, Oxford: Blackwell Scientific.
- Frankel, O.H. and Hawks, J.G. 1975. Crop genetic resources for today and tomorrow, Cambridge Univ. Press.
- Guriano, L., Ramanatha Rao, V. and Reid, R. 1995. Collecting plant genetic diversity- Technical Guidelines, CAB International, Wallingford, U.K.
- Other relevant books/ serials and IPGRI publication etc. and original papers