Special Issue "Molecular Systematic and Genetic Diversity"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2013).
Interests: plant systematics & phylogenetics; conservation genetics; molecular ecology; molecular markers in ecology and biosystematics; genetic diversity in natural populations; species diversity; arctic and alpine plants; diversity & global change
Molecular data have become indispensible in many fields of biological research. Starting with the accessibility of PCR-methods as well as DNA-sequencing technologies, molecular data have had profound impact. Moreover, reductions of lab costs and availability of new sequencing technologies is no longer a severe limitation in producing molecular data, in contrary, sequencing whole genomes is a matter of few weeks.
This special issue intends to highlight studies dealing with molecular systematic and genetic diversity in Biosystematics, Biodiversity Research, Biogeography, Ecology and Evolution. We intend to put together strong studies that study genetic variation of organisms on local to global scale, evaluate phylogenetical variation in a biosystematical or biogeographical context, focus on evolutionary responses related to genetic variation of populations and species, study adaptive versus neutral genetical variation, or apply genetic diversity measurements in a phylogeographical, ecological or conservation biological context. Apart from theoretical or methodological oriented studies, both, basic research and applied studies are welcome from all groups of organisms.
Dr. Andreas Tribsch
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