Core and Mini Core Approaches for Enhancing Use of Germplasm in Crop Improvement uri icon


  • Domestication of plants began long ago when the nomadic human beings turned from gatherersto growers and started growing plants of their choice for food and other needs. Since then manhas depended heavily on biodiversity including plants and it?s parts as source of food. Cropdiversity is part of the biological diversity and includes the resources that contribute to people?slivelihoods by providing food, feed, medicine, fiber, clothing, shelter and energy. Hence, itcontributes towards achieving the global objectives of food security, poverty alleviation,environment protection, and sustainable development. Crop diversity is a major component ofcrop improvement and is required for both short-term and long-term food security and toincrease productivity and reduce malnutrition

publication date

  • 2007