Gene Conserve

An electronic journal devoted to plant genetic resources:
Their formation, conservation and utilization
ISSN 1808-1878

   Editorial Board

Indexed in CAB, CAB International, Latindex,
Agris, SPARC Europe, EBSCO and DOAJ



Dr. Mahmoud El Solh

Dr. Mahmoud El Solh has more than 40 years of contribution to agricultural research and development to enhance food and nutritional security as well enhancing human and institutional development in the Middle East, North and Eastern Africa, Centra


Rodomiro Ortiz

Rodomiro Ortiz (Lima, 1958) works as Chair Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU, Alnarp, Sweden), and holds BSc-Biology (Honors) and MSc-Plant Breeding & Statistics from the UNALM (Na


Charles M. Rick Jr, a pioneer of plant genetic resources.

Has passed away in May 5 th this year a Pioneer of  plant genetic resources, whose innumerous achievements are remembered and cited by all scientists in this field. Charles will always be remebered for his passion, integrity and lov


Mohamed Kassas: A Lifetime of Study and Research

    Mohamed Kassas, emeritus professor of Botany, University of Cairo, was bom on July 6, 1921, obtaneid his B. Sc. (Hons.) in 1994 and M. Sc. in 1947 from the University of Cairo, and Ph. D. in 1950 from the University of Cambri


Swaminathan's Fifty Years of Contribution to the Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources and their Sustainable and Equitable Use.

  1949-55 Carried out research on the genetic resources of tuber-bearing  Solanum species at the Agricultural University, Wageningen, and the University of Cambr idge,  UK.  Assisted  the Universi ty of  Wisco


Biography of Peter H. Raven, Ph.D.

Peter H. Raven, Director of the Missouri Botanical Garden and one of the world’s leading botanists and advocates of conservation and biodiversity, received from the President of the United States in December the National Medal of Science, th


David J. Rogers: Cassava Research Pionner (1918-2007)

David Rogers; cassava research pioneer has passed away on May, 14 this year. Born in Florida in 1918. He received his bachelor's degree in botany at the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1941. After 4.5 years of military service in the Un


Erna Bennett: A Lifetime of Conservation

Erna Bennett was one of the early pioneers of genetic conservation. After active  service in the Second World War in the Middle East and Greece, she returned to her  studies. In her early postgraduate years she taught in Englan


Jules Janick: Horticulturist, Plant Breeder, Editor

Jules Janick is well known in the horticultural and breeding community as founder and editor of Horticultural Reviews (34 volumes) and Plant Breeding Reviews (30 volumes) which have become sourcebooks of technical information in both fields. He ha


Robert Havener; Fifty years serving the world Agriculture

For more than five decades Havener led the International Agriculture Research Organizations in Asia, Africa and North and South America. One of his eminent posts was as Director General, CIMMYT. He also administered CIAT and IRRI. Under his leader



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