Variety Protection and Plant Breeders’ Rights in the ‘DNA Era’

Jones, H. and Norris, C. and Cockram, J. and Lee, D. (2013) Variety Protection and Plant Breeders’ Rights in the ‘DNA Era’. In: Diagnostics in Plant Breeding. Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg, New York, pp. 369-402. ISBN 978-94-007-5687-8

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The development of new crop varieties offers potential benefits, in terms of yield to growers, and in quality improvements to end users. A new variety represents a considerable investment by plant breeders and this can be sustained by commercial returns. A robust system to protect a new variety, and thus the plant breeders’ intellectual property, is part of the infrastructure needed to promote the flow of new varieties. Here we describe current plant variety protection systems and discuss how DNA based markers may be used within those legal and administrative provisions.

Item Type: Book Section
Author Affiliation: John Bingham Laboratory, National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB), Cambridge, UK
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 04:07
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 04:07

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