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Conservation genetics

This article provides brief details about various fundamental concepts in conservation and genetics. It also discusses factors contributing to extinc

This article starts with the introduction of conservation genetics and provides a concise summary of this field of biology. The relationship between genetic diversity and population size is explained in the following paragraphs. Details on how a small population size leads to mating between closely related individuals are also provided. Furthermore, low genetic diversity influences the genetic crossover or recombination during meiosis is also discussed.

The second part of the article lists nine important contributors to extinction. It later provides various techniques used to measure genetic diversity and explains how those are different and the uniqueness of each technique in quantifying genetic diversity. Finally, the article discusses the implications of genetics for the conservation of plants and animals. For this purpose, it lists 11 studies as perfect examples.

All along the article, there are hyperlinks for various concepts, techniques, and specific studies on conservation, which are quite useful for obtaining more in-depth details.

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