An overview of biodiversity informatics with special reference to plant genetic resources

Agrawal, R.C. and Archak, S. and Tyagi, R.K. (2012) An overview of biodiversity informatics with special reference to plant genetic resources. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 84. pp. 92-99.

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The ever-increasing significance of biodiversity conservation and advancements in computer technology for digitization and management of data have catapulted biodiversity informatics into limelight. Biodiversity informatics enhances the efficiency of biodiversity management by researchers, policy makers, and funding agencies. Plant genetic resources (PGR) are a key component of biodiversity as they have a direct bearing on food and nutritional security. As a result, PGR informatics that specifically deals with agro-biodiversity needs greater patronage. This overview describes the state of biodiversity informatics with special reference to PGR informatics. The aim of this review is to generate awareness about the existing biodiversity information systems and to stimulate initiatives from all the concerned to frame a comprehensive action plan for developing biodiversity informatics in gene-rich countries with a special reference to India.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plant genetic resources; Biodiversity informatics; PGR informatics; Database management
Author Affiliation: National Agricultural Innovation Project, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan II, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110 012, India
Subjects: Agricultural Engineering
Social Sciences > Agricultural Extension,Technology, ICT
Crop Improvement
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Daneti Raju
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2014 05:13
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2014 05:13
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