Genetic reservoir - conservation of wildlife, Biology

Genetic Reservoir - Conservation of Wildlife 

Despite the present and future economic and health importance to human beings, very little is known about most of the earth's 1.7 million identified species. Less than 1% of the earth's identified plant species have been thoroughly studied to determine their possible usefulness. Loss of this biological and genetic diversity reduces our ability to respond to new problems and opportunities-as though we have thrown away millions of gifts without unwrapping them. The maintenance of large gene pool is also of great interest to agriculturists. All domestic crops and live stocks originated from native plants and animals. And those native species are still needed to provide the new genetic characteristics that we need to help solve our present and future food production problems.

For example, the new varieties of wheat and rice, which have significantly increased food production in the recent years, have been produced by breeding experiments that utilised thousands of native and domesticated varieties of rice and wheat. Because pests, disease-causing organisms and technology evolve over a number of years, many challenges that we cannot predict are certain to present themselves- challenges that will require genetic resources of other varieties and breeds.

Posted Date: 1/21/2013 3:10:26 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Genetic reservoir - conservation of wildlife, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Genetic reservoir - conservation of wildlife, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Genetic reservoir - conservation of wildlife Discussions

Write discussion on Genetic reservoir - conservation of wildlife
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Q. What are the few examples of movement created by the contraction of sarcomeres of the muscle cells? The handling of a cup of coffee, the peristaltic movements of the bowels,

What are the examples of Law of Minimum?

reproduction mode

Over the past decade, the conceptual understanding of heart failure has changed significantly. Several large clinical trials have demonstrated that non-pharmacological and pharmaco

An interesting observation made by an American biologist H.C. Bumpus (1899) provides a good explanation for normalising selection. Bumpus collected some 136 injured house sparrows

BLOOD - Blood is a mobile connective tissue composed of a fluid, the plasma and the cells, the blood corpuscles. Blood is basis of life. Blood is the softest tissues

hey what is puperty

Define Miscellaneous Functions of Protein? Besides the functions enumerated above certain other important miscellaneous functions of proteins are included herewith. These inclu

What is peristomium. Describe? The segment behind the prostomium in annelids which contains the oral opening. This segment like the prostomium isn't a true segment and has no s

Classification of hydrocolloids by function It must be clear to you now that gum ghatti, gum karaya, gum tragacanth ( classified as exudate gums) locust bean  gum, guar g