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Biology and Life Sciences

Biology and Life Sciences : Policy, Reviews and Evaluations
A Biological Survey for the Nation

Our country has long recognized the importance of its biological resources but we often lack sufficient scientific knowledge to make wise decisions. This realization has led to calls for new ways of providing this information, including the formation of a ...

Plant Biology Research and Training for the 21st Century

Faster progress in plant biology research could benefit agriculture, the environment, medicine, and our understanding of basic biological processes. This book clearly and directly describes the impediments to greater achievements in plant science and suggests solutions.
It presents an innovative plan ...

The U.S. National Plant Germplasm System

In the United States, the critical task of preserving our plant genetic resources is the responsibility of the National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS).
NPGS undergoes a thorough analysis in this book, which offers wide-ranging recommendations for equipping the agency to better ...