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Conservation genetics in the age of genomics

Author: George Amato; et al
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2009.
Series: New directions in biodiversity conservation
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Amato; et al
ISBN: 9780231128322 0231128320
OCLC Number: 732688287
Description: 248 S : Ill.
Contents: List of IllustrationsList of TablesForeword: The Continuity of Genomes and Genetic Resources for the New Century, by Sydney BrennerAcknowledgmentsGeneral IntroductionPart I. Perspectives on the Union of Conservation and Genetics 1. The Expansion of Conservation Genetics, by Rob DeSalle and George Amato2. Conservation Genetics and the Extinction Crisis: A Perspective, by William Conway3. Moving Toward a More Integrated Approach, by George AmatoPart II. Conservation Genetics in Action: Assessing the Level and Quality of Genetic Resources in Endangered Species 4. Neutral, Detrimental, and Adaptive Variation in Conservation Genetics, by Philip W. Hedrick5. Stopping Evolution: Genetic Management of Captive Populations, by Robert C. Lacy6. The Emerging Theme of Ocean Neighborhoods in Marine Conservation, by Stephen R. Palumbi7. Genetic Data and the Interpretation of Restoration Priorities of the Cicindela dorsalis Say Complex (Coleoptera: Carabidae): The Components of Conservation Genetics Revisited, by Paul Z. GoldsteinRange Collapse, Population Loss, and the Erosion of Global Genetic Resources, by James P. GibbsPart III. Saving Genetic Resources 9. Biodiversity, Conservation, and Genetic Resources in Modern Museum and Herbarium Collections, by Robert Hanner, Angelique Corthals, and Rob DeSalle10. Banking of Genetic Resources: The Frozen Zoo at the San Diego Zoo, by Leona G. Chemnick, Marlys L. Houck, and Oliver A. Ryder11. The Role of Cryopreserved Cell and Tissue Collections for the Study of Biodiversity and Its Conservation, by Vitaly Volobouev12. The Silent Biodiversity Crisis: Loss of Genetic Resource Collections, by Deborah L. Rogers, Calvin O. Qualset, Patrick E. McGuire, and Oliver A. Ryder13. Who Owns the Ark, and Why Does It Matter?, by Cathi Lehn, Rebecah Bryning, Rob DeSalle, and Richard CahoonPart IV. Genomic Technology Meets Conservation Biology 14. Conservomics? The Role of Genomics in Conservation Biology, by George Amato and Rob DeSalle15. Genomics and Conservation Genetics, by Judith A. Blake16. Crop Transgenes in Natural Populations, by Norman C. Ellstrand17. The Role of Assisted Reproduction in Animal Conservation, by Anne McLaren18. Conservation and Cloning: The Challenges, by Ian Wilmut and Lesley PatersonPart V. Policy, Law, and Philosophy of Conservation Biology in the Age of Genomics 19. Can Our Laws Accommodate the New Conservation Genetics?, by Gerald J. Flattmann Jr., Barbara A. Ruskin, and Nicholas Vogt20. The Import of Uncertainty, by Sandra D. MitchellFurther ReadingList of ContributorsIndex
Series Title: New directions in biodiversity conservation
Responsibility: ed. by George Amato ... [et al.].


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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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