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genetic resources The gene pool in natural and cultivated stocks of organisms that are available for human exploitation. It is desirable to maintain as diverse a range of organisms as possible, particularly of domesticated cultivars and their ancestors, in order to maintain a wide genetic base. The wider the genetic base, the greater the capacity for adaptation to particular environmental conditions (e.g. a pathogenic presence, see pathogen). This has led to the establishment of gene banks. Compare genetic erosion.

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genetic resources

genetic resources The gene pool in natural and cultivated stocks of organisms that are available for human exploitation. It is desirable to maintain as diverse a range of organisms as possible, particularly of domesticated cultivars and their ancestors, in order to maintain a wide genetic base. The wider the genetic base, the greater the capacity for adaptation to particular environmental conditions (e.g. a pathogenic presence. This has led to the establishment of gene banks. Compare GENETIC EROSION.

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"genetic resources." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 18 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"genetic resources." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Retrieved December 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/genetic-resources-0