9780198783428-0198783426-A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

ISBN-13: 9780198783428
ISBN-10: 0198783426
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Frankham, Richard
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198783428
ISBN-10: 0198783426
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Frankham, Richard
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Frankham, Richard wrote A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations comprising 208 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198783426 and 9780198783428. Since then A Practical Guide for Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 6.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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The habitats of most species have been fragmented by human actions, isolating small populations that consequently develop genetic problems. Millions of small, isolated, fragmented populations are likely suffering from inbreeding depression and loss of genetic diversity, greatly increasing their risk of extinction. Crossing between populations is required to reverse these effects, but managers rarely do so. A key reason for such inaction is that managers are often advised to manage populations in isolation whenever molecular genetic methods indicate genetic differences among them. Following this advice will often doom small populations to extinction when the habitat fragmentation and genetic differences were caused by human activities. A paradigm shift is required whereby evidence of genetic differentiation among populations is a trigger to ask whether any populations are suffering genetic problems, and if so, whether they can be rescued by augmenting gene flow. Consequently, there is now an urgent need for an authoritative practical guide to facilitate this paradigm shift in genetic management of fragmented populations.

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