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Title:
A primer of conservation genetics
Author:
Frankham, Richard, 1942-
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Publication Information:
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
xii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Genetic diversity -- Evolutionary genetics of natural populations -- Genetic consequences of small population size -- Genetics and extinction -- Resolving taxonomic uncertainties and defining management units Genetic management of endangered species in the wild -- Captive breeding and reintroduction -- Molecular genetics in forensics and understanding species biology.
ISBN:
9780521831109

9780521538275
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Book

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Intended for those with a limited background in genetic studies, this concise, entry-level text in conservation genetics is presented in a user-friendly format, with main points clearly highlighted. Solved problems are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations, although a basic knowledge of Mendelian genetics and simple statistics is assumed. A glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support for the reader. Numerous pen-and-ink portraits of endangered species bring the material to life. Also available: Introduction to Conservation Genetics "...balance[s] student need for clarity and brevity with the requirements of conservation professionals for detailed applications." Choice 0-521-63014-2 Hardback $130.00 C 0-521-63985-9 Paperback $50.00 D


Table of Contents

Preface
Take home messages
1 Introduction
2 Genetic diversity
3 Evolutionary genetics of natural populations
4 Genetic consequences of small population size
5 Genetics and extinction
6 Resolving taxonomic uncertainties and defining management units
7 Genetic management of endangered species in the wild
8 Captive breeding and reintroduction
9 Molecular genetics in forensics and understanding species biology
Final messages
Glossary
Sources and copyright acknowledgments
Index