Special Issue "Wildlife Genomics and Genetic Diversity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 2451
Biodiversity is a key component of ecosystems, responsible for driving variation in ecosystem productivity, stability and resilience. The ecological consequences of genetic diversity, therefore, lie at the core of efforts to understand the links between biodiversity and ecosystem function. The nature of genomics and genetic diversity in wildlife has always been the basic problem of evolutionary genetics, as well as gene flow, population depression, population growth, and so on. However, despite its cardinal role in evolutionary theory and application, the maintenance of genetic diversity remains largely enigmatic, notwithstanding the dramatic discoveries of molecular biology, which revealed the abundant genetic diversity in nature. Moreover, it is not clear how widely the ecological effects of genetic diversity apply in wildlife and little is known about the relative importance of genetic diversity vs. other factors that influence the ecological processes of interest in wildlife.
Therefore, this Special Issue will focus on the genomics and genetic diversity of wildlife, including animals, plants, and microorganisms and will aim to fill these gaps in research by evaluating the following aspects: (1) the genomics and genetic diversity in wildlife through all kinds of molecular markers, (2) the mechanisms by which environment- and genetic-driven trait variation occur in wildlife, (3) the ecological and evolutionary consequences of genotypic diversity effects on interactions in wildlife, (4) the genetic diversity consequences among stress factors; (5) the linkages between the evolutionary forces that shape the expression of additive genetic variation and ecological genetic diversity effects.
Dr. Wenping Zhang
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- genetic diversity
- genomics diversity
- molecular marker
- mitochondrial DNA
- chloroplast DNA