|aA primer of conservation genetics /|cRichard Frankham, Jonathan D. Ballou, David A. Briscoe ; line drawings by Karina H. McInnes.
|aCambridge, UK ;|bCambridge University Press,|c2004.
|axii, 220 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction -- Genetic diversity -- Evolutionary genetics of natural populations -- Genetic consequences of small population size -- Genetics and extinction -- Resolving taxonomic uncertainties and defining management units -- Genetic management of endangered species in the wild -- Captive breeding and reintroduction -- Molecular genetics in forensics and understanding species biology.
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