The Taxonomy of Cultivated Plants
Editors: Susyn Andrews, Alan Leslie, Crinan Alexander. 572pp. 245 x 155mm. Hardback, with jacket, ISBN 9781900347891. Kew Publishing, 1999
Taxonomy of Cultivated Plants brings together for the first time the diverse interest of growers, breeders, scientists and all those concerned with the legislation of cultivated plants and the growing impact of copyright on the horticultural industry. This unique book covers intellectual property rights, national collections breeding, DNA fingerprinting and other molecular techniques, genetically modified crops, plant databases and International Registration Authorities, and patenting of new cultivars. This stimulating book will prove essential reading for all those involved with the development and marketing of new cultivated plants.
Contents include: Nomenclature in the oriental seed trade Intellectual propety rights and plants Registration of plant names Principles of cultivated plant names Modern techniques in breeding and taxonomy Horticultural and agricultural biodiversity databases The cultivar-definition and recognition Case studies in the taxonomy of cultivated plants.
Susyn Andrews is a British taxonomic horticulturist. Her research has focussed on temperate and subtropical woody plants, especially Holly and Lavender.
Alan Leslie is a British botanist. During his career, he has published multiple titles, including International Lily Register, 1982 and International Rhododendron Register and Checklist, 2004.
Crinan Alexander works at the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Between 1992 and 1996, he ran the Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants MSc course at the University of Edinburgh.
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