By S. Ramachandran (auth.), Vibha Dhawan (eds.)
Major and interesting alterations have taken position lately in a variety of points of bio know-how and its functions to forestry. much more intriguing is the chance of significant suggestions that the full box of biotechnology holds for plant progress mostly. the significance of those advancements for the forestry area is substantial, particu larly seeing that forestry technology has now not bought the types of technical and R&D inputs that, say, agriculture has acquired some time past few a long time. Y ct the issues of defor estation in addition to stagnation in yields and productiveness of present forests in the course of the global have gotten more and more obvious, with results and ecological ef fects that reason becoming around the world main issue. rules for software of current knowl area in biotechnology to the sector of forestry and priorities for destiny examine and improvement are, accordingly, of substantial worth, since it is barely in the course of the adop tion of the ideal priorities and enlightened rules that medical advancements will circulate alongside the precise course, resulting in advancements in forestry practices via out the realm. It used to be in contrast backdrop that the Tata strength examine Institute (TERI) or ganised an incredible foreign workshop at the "Applications of Biotechnology in For estry and Horticulture" at New Delhi in January 1988. the current quantity covers the complaints of this foreign workshop.
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This would involve close collaboration between tree geneticists, breeders and silvicuIturists. The former would evolve improved trees, which the latter would pack into plantations in a suitable design. The relationship is similar to that of crop geneticists who evolve cultivars and agronomists who cultivate these in the field. The present practice involves the use of seeds produced as a result of open pollination from superior mother trees and these are technically half sibs. Two basic approaches can be adopted for tree genetics and breeding.
In fact, the extension wing of forestry has been the weakest aspect of forestry system in India. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS My grateful thanks are due to Mr. N. Chaturvedi and Dr. Deepak Pental of TERI for several fruitful discussions on the subject. REFERENCES Advisory Board on Enerb'Y, 1985, Towards a perspectil'e on energy demand and supply in India in 200-1/ 05, Advisory Board on Energy, Government of India, New Delhi. , 1988, The Government decides which areas are forests, The Times of India, July 27.
The loss of forest cover has many ramifications. , food will last only as long as the forests last. In fact, the African crisis has taught us that we need some minimal forest cover to secure sustained food and livelihood. The purpose of the present discussion is to look into the possibility of using a powerful technique like plant tissue culture in forestry to generate appropriate planting material in order to halt the galloping rate of deforestation and meet the needs of people and industry. Plant tissue culture is an essential component of plant biotechnology.
Applications of Biotechnology in Forestry and Horticulture by S. Ramachandran (auth.), Vibha Dhawan (eds.)