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Conservation of breeds and maintenance of biodiversity : justification and methodology for the conservation of Animal Genetic Resources

  title={Conservation of breeds and maintenance of biodiversity : justification and methodology for the conservation of Animal Genetic Resources},
Although the concept of genetic conservation has a long history it did not prevent the extinction of many breeds of domestic livestock. Significant intervention began to accelerate only in the mid-twentieth century through the work of both NGOs and governmental agencies. Endangered breeds now have been identified, catalogued and evaluated in most countries, and policies to maximise the maintenance of genetic diversity have been developed. The danger of irreversible breed substitution by… 

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