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Conservation genetics in the age of genomics

Author: George Amato; San Diego Zoo.; Wildlife Conservation Society (New York, N.Y.); Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (American Museum of Natural History)
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.
Series: New directions in biodiversity conservation.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring a number of high-profile researchers, this volume introduces the use of molecular genetics in conservation biology and provides a historical perspective on the opportunities and challenges  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Amato; San Diego Zoo.; Wildlife Conservation Society (New York, N.Y.); Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (American Museum of Natural History)
ISBN: 9780231128322 0231128320 0231128339 9780231128339
OCLC Number: 286516035
Notes: Based on papers from two symposia, one held in San Diego and sponsored by the San Diego Zoological Park, and the other held in New York and sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the American Museum of Natural History Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.
Description: xiv, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The expansion of conservation genetics / Rob DeSalle and George Amato --
Conservation genetics and the extinction crisis : a perspective / William Conway --
Moving toward a more integrated approach / George Amato --
Neutral, detrimental, and adaptive variation in conservation genetics / Philip W. Hedrick --
Stopping evolution : genetic management of captive populations / Robert C. Lacy --
The emerging theme of ocean neighborhoods in marine conservation / Stephen R. Palumbi --
Genetic data and the interpretation of restoration priorities of the Cicindela dorsalis Say complex (Coleoptera: Carabidae) : the components of conservation genetics revisited / Paul Z. Goldstein --
Range collapse, population loss, and the erosion of global genetic resources / James P. Gibbs --
Biodiversity, conservation, and genetic resources in modern museum and herbarium collections / Robert Hanner, Angélique Corthals, and Rob DeSalle --
Banking of genetic resources : the frozen zoo at the San Diego Zoo / Leona G. Chemnick, Marlys L. Houck, and Oliver A. Ryder --
The role of cryopreserved cell and tissue collections for the study of biodiversity and its conservation / Vitaly Volobouev --
The silent biodiversity crisis : loss of genetic resource collections / Deborah L. Rogers [and others] --
Who owns the ark, and why does it matter? / Cathi Lehn [and others] --
Conservomics? : the role of genomics in conservation biology / George Amato and Rob DeSalle --
Genomics and conservation genetics / Judith A. Blake --
Crop transgenes in natural populations / Norman C. Ellstrand --
The role of assisted reproduction in animal conservation / Anne McLaren --
Conservation and cloning : the challenges / Ian Wilmut and Lesley Paterson --
Can our laws accommodate the new conservation genetics? / Gerald J. Flattmann Jr., Barbara A. Ruskin, and Nicholas Vogt --
The import of uncertainty / Sandra D. Mitchell.
Series Title: New directions in biodiversity conservation.
Responsibility: edited by George Amato [and others].

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Both faculty and graduate students alike will appreciate this survey of the cutting edge in conservation biology...recommended. Chocice February 2010

 
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