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By Thomas B. Smith, Robert K. Wayne

Molecular thoughts are proving important in deciding upon the phylogenetic prestige of doubtless endangered species, for investigating mechanisms of speciation, and for measuring the genetic constitution of populations. it really is more and more very important for ecologists and evolutionary and conservation biologists to appreciate and use such molecular thoughts, yet such a lot employees in those components haven't been educated in molecular biology. This e-book lays out the foundations and easy concepts for the molecular instruments applicable for addressing concerns in conservation, and it offers case reviews exhibiting how those instruments were used effectively in conservation biology. Examples comprise the genetic research of inhabitants constitution, a number of makes use of of DNA in conservation genetics, and estimation of migration parameters from genetic information. natural world managers, in addition to researchers in those parts, will locate this a worthwhile ebook.

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