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Introduction to Conservation Genetics

Introduction to Conservation Genetics - 02 edition

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
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Introduction to Conservation Genetics - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521639859

Richard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou and David A. Briscoe

ISBN13: 978-0521639859
ISBN10: 0521639859
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

This textbook provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the importance of genetic studies in conservation. The text is presented in an easy-to-follow format with main points and terms clearly highlighted. Each chapter concludes with a concise summary, which together with worked examples, problems and answers, emphasize the key principles covered. Text boxes containing interesting case studies and other additional information enrich the content throughout. Over 100 beautiful pen and ink portraits of endangered species help bring the material to life.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction
2. Genetics and extinction

Part I. Evolutionary Genetics of Natural Populations: 3. Genetic diversity

4. Characterizing genetic diversity: single loci
5. Characterizing genetic diversity: quantitative variation
6. Evolution in large populations: natural selection and adaptation
7. Evolution in large populations: mutation, migration and their interactions with selection
8. Evolution in small populations
9. Maintenance of genetic diversity

Part II. Effects of Population Size Reduction: 10. Loss of genetic diversity in small populations

11. Inbreeding
12. Inbreeding depression
13. Population fragmentation
14. Genetically viable populations

Part III. From Theory to Practice: 15. Resolving taxonomic uncertainties and defining management units

16. Genetics and management of wild populations
17. Genetic management of captive populations
18. Genetic management for reintroduction
19. Use of molecular genetics in forensics and to understand species biology
20. The broader context: Population Viability Analysis (PVA)

Take home messages from this book
Revision problems
Glossary
Answers to problems
References
Index.

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