Molecular Genetic Approaches in Conservation

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorThomas B. Smith, Robert K. Wayne

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Molecular techniques are proving invaluable in determining the phylogenetic status of potentially endangered species, for investigating mechanisms of speciation, and for measuring the genetic structure of populations. It is increasingly important for ecologists and evolutionary andconservation biologists to understand and use such molecular techniques, but most workers in these areas have not been trained in molecular biology. This book lays out the principles and basic techniques for the molecular tools appropriate for addressing issues in conservation, and it presents casestudies showing how these tools have been used successfully in conservation biology. Examples include the genetic analysis of population structure, various uses of DNA in conservation genetics, and estimation of migration parameters from genetic data. Wildlife managers, as well as researchers inthese areas, will find this a valuable book.

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Molecular techniques are proving invaluable in determining the phylogenetic status of potentially endangered species, for investigating mechanisms of speciation, and for measuring the genetic structure of populations. It is increasingly important for ecologists and evolutionary andconservation biologists to understand and use such mole...

Thomas B. Smith is at San Francisco State University. Robert K. Wayne is at University of California, Los Angeles.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:504 pages, 9.49 × 6.5 × 1.1 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Georgina M. Mace et al.: An Overview of the IssuesI. APPROACHES2. Stephen R. Palumbi and C. Scott Baker: Nuclear Genetic Analysis of Population Structure and Genetic Variation Using Intron Primers3. Stephen A. Karl: Application of Anonymous Nuclear Loci to Conservation Biology4. Peter Fritsch and Loren H. Riesberg: The Use of Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) in Conservation Genetics5. Priscilla K. Tucker and Barbara L. Lundrigran: The Utility of Paternally Inherited Nuclear Genes in Conservation Genetics6. Paul L. Leberg: Applications of Allozyme Electrophoresis in Conservation Biology7. Eldredge Bermingham, Gilles Seutin, and Robert E. Ricklefs: Regional Approaches to Conservation Biology: RFLPs, DNA Sequence and Caribbean Birds8. Pierre Taberlet: The Use of Mitochondrial DNA Control Region Sequencing in Conservation Genetics9. Ludovic Gielly and Pierre Taberlet: Chloroplast DNA Sequencing to Resolve Plant Phylogenies between Closely Related Taxa10. Nicholas Georgiadis: Reconstructing Population History Using PCR-Restriction Site Data11. Derek J. Girman: The Use of PCR-Based Single-Stranded Conformation Polymorphism Analysis (PCR-SSCP) in Conservation Genetics12. Javier Francisco-Ortega et al.: Application of Chloroplast DNA Restriction Site Studies for Conservation Genetics13. Rebecca L. Cann et al.: A PCR Approach to Detection of Malaria in Hawaiian Birds14. Scott V. Edwards and Wayne K. Potts: Polymorphism of Genes in the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC): Implications for Conservation Genetics of Vertebrates15. Kornelia Rassmann, Hans Zischler, and Diethard Tautz: DNA Multilocus Fingerprinting Using Simple Repeat Motif Oligonucleotides16. Terry Burke, Olivier Hannote, and Iris Van Pijlen: Minisatellite Analysis in Conservation Genetics17. Michael W. Bruford et al.: Microsatellites and Their Application to Conservation Genetics18. Phillip A. Morin and David S. Woodruff: Noninvasive Genotyping for Vertebrate Conservation19. Deidre Carter et al.: Future Applications of PCR to Conservation BiologyII. ANALYSIS20. Joseph E. Neigel: Estimation of Effective Population Size and Migration Parameters from Genetic Data21. John Halley and A. Rus Hoelzel: Simulation Models of Bottleneck Events in Natural Populations22. Richard A. Nichols: Assessing Relatedness and Evolutionary Divergence: Why the Genetic Evidence Alone Is InsufficientIII. CASE STUDIES23. Jennifer L. Nielsen: Molecular Genetics and the Conservation of Salmonid Biodiversity: Oncorhynchus at the Edge of Their Range24. Peter Arctander et al.: Population Genetics of Kenyan Impalas--Consequences for Conservation25. Patricia G. Parker, T. A. Waite, and T. Peare: Paternity Studies in Animal Populations26. Stanley Scher: Genetic Structure of Natural Taxus Populations in Western North America27. Craig Moritz et al.: Applications of Genetics to the Conservation and Management of Australian FaunaIV. PERSPECTIVE28. Philip W. Hedrick: Conservation Genetics and Molecular Techniques: A PerspectiveIndex

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"This volume successfully conveys this putative statement in both theory and application, and it defines the future of molecular approaches in conservation biology."--Quarterly Review of Biology