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Conservation Genetics in the Age of Genomics

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ISBN-10: 0231128320

ISBN-13: 9780231128322

Edition: 2009

Authors: George Amato, Rob DeSalle, Oliver Ryder, Howard Rosenbaum

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Genome sequencing enables scientists to study genes over time and to test the genetic variability of any form of life, from bacteria to mammals. Thanks to advances in molecular genetics, scientists can now determine an animal's degree of inbreeding or compare genetic variation of a captive species to wild or natural populations. Mapping an organism's genetic makeup recasts such terms as biodiversity and species and enables the conservation of rare or threatened species, populations, and genes.By introducing a new paradigm for studying and preserving life at a variety of levels, genomics offers solutions to previously intractable problems in understanding the biology of complex organisms and…    
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Book details

List price: $95.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/7/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 0.64" wide x 0.91" long x 0.08" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Foreword: Sydney Brenner, The Continuity of Genomes and Genetic Resources for the New Century
Acknowledgments
General Introduction
Perspectives on the Union of Conservation and Genetics
The Expansion of Conservation Genetics
Conservation Genetics and the Extinction Crisis: A Perspective
Moving Toward a More Integrated Approach
Conservation Genetics in Action: Assessing the Level and Quality of Genetic Resources in Endangered Species
Neutral, Detrimental, and Adaptive Variation in Conservation Genetics
Stopping Evolution: Genetic Management of Captive Populations
The Emerging Theme of Ocean Neighborhoods in Marine Conservation
Genetic Data and the Interpretation of Restoration Priorities of the Cicindela dorsalis Say Complex (Coleoptera: Carabidae): The Components of Conservation Genetics Revisited
Range Collapse, Population Loss, and the Erosion of Global Genetic Resources
Saving Genetic Resources
Biodiversity, Conservation, and Genetic Resources in Modern Museum and Herbarium Collections
Banking of Genetic Resources: The Frozen Zoo at the San Diego Zoo
The Role of Cryopreserved Cell and Tissue Collections for the Study of Biodiversity and Its Conservation
The Silent Biodiversity Crisis: Loss of Genetic Resource Collections
Who Owns the Ark, and Why Does It Matter?
Genomic Technology Meets Conservation Biology
Conservomics? The Role of Genomics in Conservation Biology
Genomics and Conservation Genetics
Crop Transgenes in Natural Populations
The Role of Assisted Reproduction in Animal Conservation
Conservation and Cloning: The Challenges
Policy, Law, and Philosophy of Conservation Biology in the Age of Genomics
Can Our Laws Accommodate the New Conservation Genetics?
The Import of Uncertainty
Further Reading
List of Contributors
Index