Archive | July 17, 2015

Biodiversity


  • Biodiversity refers to the totality of genes, species, and ecosystems of plant, animals or micro-organisms in a region. Study of biodiversity has become very important recently after realising the value of biodiversity for our survival. It has many medicinal, commercial, economic and scientific uses.
  • Wild relatives of cultivated crop plants are the source of genes for disease resistance and several other attributes required for crop improvement.
  • Biodiversity also provides valuable services like water conservation, clean air, soil conservation and improvement of soil fertility, pollution break-down, aesthetic needs and so on.
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