Conservation and sustainable use of animal genetic resources

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Genetic diversity is the basis of agriculture. Adapting populations of domestic animals through breeding is impossible withot genetic diversity. Genetic diversity is part of the history of mankind and is essential for future improvements in agricultural production.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherCentre for genetic resources (CGN)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • animal genetic resources
  • genetic diversity
  • agro-biodiversity
  • domestic animals
  • cryopreservation
  • gene banks
  • cultural heritage
  • food security


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