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Conservation and the genetics of populations

Author: Frederick William Allendorf; Gordon Luikart
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2007.
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"This book provides a thorough understanding of the genetic basis of biological problems in conservation. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations gives a comprehensive overview of the essential background, concepts, and tools needed to understand how genetic information can be used to develop conservation plans for species threatened with extinction." "Loss of biodiversity is among the greatest problems facing  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick William Allendorf; Gordon Luikart
ISBN: 1405121459 9781405121453
OCLC Number: 63171041
Description: xix, 642 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Phenotypic variation in natural populations --
Genetic variation in natural populations : chromosomes and proteins --
Genetic variation in natural populations : DNA --
Random mating populations : Hardy-Weinberg principle --
Small populations and genetic drift --
Effective population size --
Natural selection --
Population subdivision --
Multiple loci --
Quantitative genetics --
Mutation --
Inbreeding depression --
Demography and extinction --
Metapopulations and fragmentation --
Units of conservation --
Hybridization --
Conservation breeding and restoration --
Invasive species --
Forensic and management applications of genetic identification --
Appendix : Probability and statistics. [Guest boxes] The role of genetics in conservation / L.S. Mills and M.E. Soulé --
Looks can be deceiving : countergradient variation in secondary sexual color in sympatric morphs of sockeye salmon / C.J. Foote --
Management implications of polyploidy in a cytologically complex self-incompatible herb / A. Young and B.G. Murray --
Multiple markers uncover marine turtle behavior / N.N. FitzSimmons --
Testing alternative explanations for deficiencies of heterozygotes in populations of brook trout in small lakes / V. Castric and L. Bernatchez --
The inbreeding effect of small population size reduces population growth rate in mosquitofish / P.L. Leberg and D.L. Rogowski --
Estimation of effective population size in Yellowstone grizzly bears / C.R. Miller and L.P. Waits --
Rapid adaptation and conservation / C.A. Stockwell and M.L. Collyer --
Hector's dolphin population structure and conservation / C.S. Baker and F.B. Pichler --
Dating hybrid populations using gametic disequilibrium / S.H. Forbes --
Response to trophy hunting in bighorn sheep / D.W. Coltman --
Color evolution via different mutations in pocket mice / M.W. Nachman --
Understanding inbreeding depression : 20 years of experiments with Peromyscus mice / R.C. Lacy --
Noninvasive population size estimation in wombats / A.C. Taylor --
Fitness loss and genetic rescue in stream-dwelling topminnows / R.C. Vrijenhoek --
Identifying conservation units in Pacific salmon / R.S. Waples --
Hybridization and the conservation of plants / L.H. Rieseberg --
Effects of population bottlenecks on introduced species of birds / J.V. Briskie --
Rapid adaptation of invasive populations of St. John's wort / J.L. Maron --
Microsatellite DNA genotyping identifies problem bear and cubs / L.P. Waits --
Is mathematics necessary? / J.F. Crow.
Responsibility: Fred W. Allendorf and Gordon Luikart ; with illustrations by Agostinho Antunes.
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