Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Orchid biodiversity in India: conservation and utilization

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India has vast genetic resources of orchids which have a
great potential in the field of floriculture, herbal,
pharmaceutical and tourism industry of the country. But
these resources are declining rapidly due to destruction,
degradation and shrinkage of natural habitats and
commercial collection pressures. There is urgent need to
conserve these valuable biological resources in natural
habitats supplemented with preservation using modern
methods of conservation like in vitro conservation, seed
storage and cryopreservation. A networking of institutions
engaged in conservation of orchids coupled with strong
orchid breeding programme would enhance judicious
utilization of orchids

Keywords: Orchids, biodiversity, conservation


Year: 2012
Volume: 72
Issue: 2
Article DOI: N/A
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906


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