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Title Conservation genetics in the age of genomics / edited by George Amato [and others].
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series New directions in biodiversity conservation
New directions in biodiversity conservation.
Note 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.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
cat 200900921 nsh UPB
Subject Ecological genetics -- Congresses.
Germplasm resources conservation -- Congresses.
Population genetics -- Congresses.
Conservation of Natural Resources -- methods.
Genetics -- ethics.
Extinction, Biological.
Genetic Techniques.
Genre Electronic book.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents pt. 1. Perspectives on the union of conservation and genetics -- pt. 2. Conservation genetics in action : assessing the level and quality of genetic resources in endangered species -- pt. 3. Saving genetic resources -- pt. 4. Genomic technology meets conservation biology -- pt. 5. Policy, law, and philosophy of conservation biology in the age of genomics.
Summary 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.
Other Author Amato, George, editor.
San Diego Zoo.
Wildlife Conservation Society (New York, N.Y.)
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (American Museum of Natural History)
Other Title Print version: Conservation genetics in the age of genomics. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009 9780231128322