Special Issue "Genetic Diversity and Molecular Evolution"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2014)
Genetic diversity is fundamental to species survival, to the continued evolution of new species and adaptation to changing environments. The study of genetic diversity is important for conservation biologists because ecosystems possessing a high degree of genetic diversity are generally the healthiest, most stable, and most able to adapt to changing environmental conditions. The existence of genetic diversity is necessary for evolution to occur and it is genetic variation that natural selection acts on. The maintenance of biodiversity has practical application because having a large degree of genetic variation among economically valuable commodities (e.g. agricultural crops, livestock etc…) increases the resistance of these resources to pests and disease.
Since the advent of various molecular techniques, these techniques have been widely used for characterizing genetic diversity, and studying molecular evolution, which have resulted in many new discoveries and upset many of our traditional views about the genetic diversity and evolution. Thus, it is a good time to summarize current status of genetic diversity and molecular evolution, and to discuss future perspective of this field.
Dr. Genlou Sun
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- genetic diversity and conservation
- population genetics
- nucleotides diversity and ecogenomics
- molecular evolution and phylogeny