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Molecular Ecology.


Molecular ecology Molecular ecology is a field of evolutionary biology that is concerned with applying molecular population genetics, molecular phylogenetics, and genomics to traditional ecological questions (e.g. .

Freeland, Joanna R.

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Although the areas of research are varied, the unifying aspect of molecular ecology is the use of molecular genetic data to understand the ecology and evolution of organisms in the wild. In introducing the field to upper-level undergraduates and postgraduates students, Freeland (the Open U.-Milton Keynes, UK) aims to present molecular genetics molecular genetics
The branch of genetics that deals with hereditary transmission and variation on the molecular level.
, population genetics Population genetics

The study of both experimental and theoretical consequences of mendelian heredity on the population level, in contradistinction to classical genetics which deals with the offspring of specified parents on the familial level.
, and applied molecular ecology in an uncomplicated manner, using up-to-date examples from a range of taxa taxa: see taxon. . He presents eight chapters covering molecular genetics in ecology, molecular markers in ecology, genetic analysis of single population, genetic analysis of multiple populations, phylogeography, molecular approaches to behavioral ecology, conservation genetics, and molecular ecology in a wider context. Each chapter includes a listing of useful websites and software, a guide to further reading, and review questions.

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