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By George Amato, Rob DeSalle, Oliver A. Ryder, Howard C. Rosenbaum

ISBN-10: 0231128320

ISBN-13: 9780231128322

Genome sequencing permits scientists to check genes over the years and to check the genetic variability of any kind of existence, from micro organism to mammals. because of advances in molecular genetics, scientists can now ascertain an animal's measure of inbreeding or evaluate genetic edition of a captive species to wild or average populations. Mapping an organism's genetic make-up recasts such phrases as biodiversity and species and allows the conservation of infrequent or threatened species, populations, and genes.

By introducing a brand new paradigm for learning and conserving lifestyles at numerous degrees, genomics bargains strategies to formerly intractable difficulties in knowing the biology of complicated organisms and creates new instruments for protecting the styles and tactics of lifestyles on the earth. that includes a few high-profile researchers, this quantity introduces using molecular genetics in conservation biology and offers a historic point of view at the possibilities and demanding situations offered via new applied sciences. It discusses zoo-, museum-, and herbarium-based organic collections, that have accelerated over the last decade, and covers the guarantees and difficulties of genomic and reproductive expertise. the gathering concludes with the philosophical and felony problems with conservation genetics and their power results on public policy.

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