Conservation Genetics - Genetic Diversity

Genetic Diversity

Genetic diversity is the variability of genes in a species. It can be estimated by the mean levels of heterozygosity in a population, the mean number of alleles per locus, or the percentage of polymorphic loci.

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American Livestock Breeds Conservancy - History and Organization
... rare breeds of livestock and promoting genetic diversity among livestock breeds, and remains the preeminent organization in this field in the United States ... The initial survey was called "the most comprehensive assessment of livestock genetic resources ever conducted in the United States" ... Its mission is to protect "genetic diversity in livestock and poultry species through the conservation and promotion of endangered breeds." The ALBC ...
Colony Collapse Disorder - Possible Causes - Selective Commercial Breeding and Lost Genetic Diversity in Industrial Apiculture
... a complex and highly selective process, leading to a diverse genetic makeup in large populations of bees, both within and between colonies ... Genetic diversity through sexual reproduction is a significant evolutionary factor in resistance to parasites and infectious diseases ... and agricultural species, suffer from lack of genetic variation, resulting in increased risk of hereditable diseases, loss of vitality or vigour, and heightened uniform susceptibility ...
Madia Gond - Research Studies - Genetic Diversity
... A Microsatellite diversity was analysed in Gondi language speaking Madia Gonds of Maharashtra and three other Marathi speaking Proto – Australoid tribal groups, to ... that Gondi tribes comprising the Madia-Gond, a hunter-gatherer population, harbour lower diversity than Marathi tribal groups, which are culturally and ... The populations showed genetic and linguistic similarity, barring a few groups with varied migratory histories ...
Genetic Diversity - Other Measures of Diversity
... Alternatively, other types of diversity may be assessed for organisms taxonomic diversity ecological diversity morphological diversity Degeneracy There are ... link between vertebrate taxonomic and ecological diversity ...

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