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By David Wood, Jillian M. Lenné

Worldwide cognizance to biodiversity has elevated long ago decade. Agricultural biodiversity is an important a part of biodiversity for human survival, but has been ignored as a subject. This e-book offers a wide evaluation of present pondering on agrobiodiversity - what it really is, the way it is conserved, and the way it may be greater used in sustainable farming. It brings jointly contributions from a large geographical and disciplinary heritage. Emphasis is put on sensible interactions among parts of agrobiodiversity in a number of farming structures, illustrated by way of many case experiences. The e-book relates the evolution of agrobiodiversity and its winning administration to the wider setting and to the transforming into have to preserve biodiversity in effective agricultural structures. it's crucial studying for ecologists, biologists and agricultural scientists.

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But, at other levels, uniformity reigns. The second example - a monoculture of a multiline cultivar - is also highly uniform. 3, from the simplest to the most complex. ically important gene pool - continue to evolve in southwest Asia. , Chapter 9, this volume). They vary from monocultures of single varieties (including plantations), crop multilines, landraces, varietal mixtures, intercrops, crop rotations, multiple crops, and polycultures (including home gardens) (see Plates 9-12). Let us consider some examples of crop-based agroecosystems and compare their biodiversity, in particular, the partitioning of their genetic diversity.

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