Millions of generations old: Once lost, diversity of gene pools cannot be restored
Michael T. Clegg, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
California Agriculture 49(6):34-39. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v049n06p34.
Genetic variants provide the raw material for innovation in food, fiber, energy and medicinal advancement. Once lost, genetic adaptations may not be regained in any realistic time interval.
M.T. Clegg is Acting Dean, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, and Professor, Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, UC Riverside.
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