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The Resource Dangerous liaisons? : when cultivated plants mate with their wild relatives, Norman C. Ellstrand

Dangerous liaisons? : when cultivated plants mate with their wild relatives, Norman C. Ellstrand

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Dangerous liaisons? : when cultivated plants mate with their wild relatives
Title
Dangerous liaisons?
Title remainder
when cultivated plants mate with their wild relatives
Statement of responsibility
Norman C. Ellstrand
Title variation
Dangerous liaisons when cultivated plants mate with their wild relatives
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Dangerous Liaisons? geneticist Norman C. Ellstrand examines these and other questions. He begins with basic information about the natural hybridization process. He then describes what we now know about hybridization between the world's most important crops - such as wheat, rice, maize, and soybeans - and their wild relatives. Such hybridization, Ellstrand explains, is not rare, and it has occasionally produced a substantial impact. In some cases, the result was problematic weeds. In others, crop genes have diluted natural diversity to the point that wild populations of certain rare species were absorbed into the gene pool of the more common crop, bringing the wild species to the brink of extinction." "Ellstrand concludes with a look to the future. Will engineered crops pose a greater threat than traditional crops? If so, can gene flow and hybridization be managed to control the escape of engineered genes? This book will appeal to academics, policy makers, students, and all with an interest in environmental issues."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Ellstrand, Norman Carl
Dewey number
631.5/233
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB123.57
LC item number
.E44 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Syntheses in ecology and evolution
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  • Transgenic plants
  • Transgenic plants
  • Pollination
  • Plant diversity conservation
Label
Dangerous liaisons? : when cultivated plants mate with their wild relatives, Norman C. Ellstrand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hybridization and gene flow, and introduction
  • 3.
  • Natural hybridization between plant species
  • 4.
  • Evolutionary consequences of gene flow -- and applied implications
  • pt. 2.
  • Caught in the act
  • 5.
  • Evidence for recognizing natural hybrids
  • 6.
  • List of figures and tables
  • The case of the bolting beets, part II. Detectives arrive at the scene
  • 7.
  • Do important crops mate with wild relatives?
  • 8.
  • Is natural hybridization with wild relatives the rule for domesticated plants?
  • pt. 3.
  • Dangerous liaisons?
  • 9.
  • Some impacts of gene flow of domesticated alleles into wild populations
  • 10.
  • Preface
  • The case of the bolting beets, part III. The cloudy crystal ball
  • 11.
  • The "special" case of genetically engineered plants?
  • 12.
  • Whether and how to manage domesticated gene flow into wild populations
  • References
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • pt. 1.
  • Foreplay
  • 1.
  • The case of the bolting beets, part 1. Long distance romance
  • 2.
Control code
51323641
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 244 pages
Isbn
9780801874055
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002156768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dangerous liaisons? : when cultivated plants mate with their wild relatives, Norman C. Ellstrand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hybridization and gene flow, and introduction
  • 3.
  • Natural hybridization between plant species
  • 4.
  • Evolutionary consequences of gene flow -- and applied implications
  • pt. 2.
  • Caught in the act
  • 5.
  • Evidence for recognizing natural hybrids
  • 6.
  • List of figures and tables
  • The case of the bolting beets, part II. Detectives arrive at the scene
  • 7.
  • Do important crops mate with wild relatives?
  • 8.
  • Is natural hybridization with wild relatives the rule for domesticated plants?
  • pt. 3.
  • Dangerous liaisons?
  • 9.
  • Some impacts of gene flow of domesticated alleles into wild populations
  • 10.
  • Preface
  • The case of the bolting beets, part III. The cloudy crystal ball
  • 11.
  • The "special" case of genetically engineered plants?
  • 12.
  • Whether and how to manage domesticated gene flow into wild populations
  • References
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • pt. 1.
  • Foreplay
  • 1.
  • The case of the bolting beets, part 1. Long distance romance
  • 2.
Control code
51323641
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 244 pages
Isbn
9780801874055
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002156768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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