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Main Title Intraspecific Genetic Diversity Monitoring, Conservation, and Management / [electronic resource] :
Type EBOOK
Author Altukhov, Yuri P.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2006
Call Number QH432
ISBN 9783540309635
Subjects Life sciences. ; Biodiversity. ; Ecology. ; Evolution (Biology). ; Plant breeding. ; Animal genetics. ; Nature Conservation.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/3-540-30963-2
Collation XV, 438 p. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
The Theoretical Principles of Population Genetics -- Heritable Variation in Populations -- Genetic Processes in Natural Population Systems -- Genetic Processes in Experimental Population Systems -- The Role of Natural Selection in the Maintenance of Protein and DNA Polymorphism -- Population Genetics and Evolution -- Population Genetic Aspects of the Problem "Man and the Biosphere" -- Conclusion. Population and evolutionary genetics have been quickly developing ?elds of biological research over the past decades. This book compiles our current understanding of genetic processes in natural populations. In addition, the book provides the author's original ideas and concepts based on the data obtained by himself and his close coworkers. The author introduces his pioneering concept of population genetic stability,and much of thebook is concerned with the factors and conditions of such stability. Why does genetic stability matter so much? Altukhov argues that the sustainable use of natural resources, including genetic resources of popu- tions, critically depends on the maintenance of their stability. The preser- tion of well-adapted genetic characteristics from one generation to the next is essential for this stability. Traditionally, population genetics has been - cusedonevolution andthe role of evolutionary factorsinshapinggenetic structures of populations. While the idea of a population as a dynamic unit of evolution has been widely accepted, the signi?cance of genetic stability and its implications for the long-term survival of populations and species have not been fully appreciated.