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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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Summary

This concise, entry level text provides an introduction to the importance of genetic studies in conservation and presents the essentials of the discipline in an easy-to-follow format, with main points and terms clearly highlighted. The authors assume only a basic knowledge of Mendelian genetics and simple statistics, making the book accessible to those with a limited background in these areas. Connections between conservation genetics and the wider field of conservation biology are interwoven throughout the book. Worked examples are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations and glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support for the reader. Many beautiful pen and ink portraits of endangered species are included to enhance the text. Written for short, introductory level courses in genetics, conservation genetics and conservation biology, this book will also be suitable for practising conservation biologists, zoo biologists and wildlife managers.


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