Crop Germplasm and wild relatives: a source of novel variation for crop improvement.
This paper reports on the value and conservation of plant biodiversity. The ICRISAT gene bank conserves 118,882 accessions of chickpea, pigeonpea, groundnut, sorghum and various millet species from 144 countries. Knowledge and management of genetic resources are critical for crop improvement programs.
Korean Journal of Crop Science (2008) 53: 12-17