A Primer of Conservation Genetics

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9780511817359: A Primer of Conservation Genetics
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Intended for those with a limited background in genetic studies, this concise, entry-level text in conservation genetics is presented in a user-friendly format, with main points clearly highlighted. Solved problems are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations, although a basic knowledge of Mendelian genetics and simple statistics is assumed. A glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support for the reader. Numerous pen-and-ink portraits of endangered species bring the material to life. Also available: Introduction to Conservation Genetics "...balance[s] student need for clarity and brevity with the requirements of conservation professionals for detailed applications." Choice 0-521-63014-2 Hardback $130.00 C 0-521-63985-9 Paperback $50.00 D

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This concise, entry level text in conservation genetics is aimed at those with a limited background in genetic studies. The text is presented in an easy-to-follow format, with main points and terms clearly highlighted. Worked examples are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations, although a basic knowledge of Mendelian genetics and simple statistics is assumed. A glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support for the reader and many beautiful pen and ink portraits of endangered species help bring the material to life.

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Dick Frankham is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney.

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