The expansion of conservation genetics Article

DeSalle, R, Amato, G. (2004). The expansion of conservation genetics . 5(9), 702-712. 10.1038/nrg1425

cited authors

  • DeSalle, R; Amato, G



  • The 'crisis discipline' of conservation biology has voraciously incorporated many technologies to speed up and increase the accuracy of conservation decision-making. Genetic approaches to characterizing endangered species or areas that contain endangered species are prime examples of this. Technical advances in areas such as high-throughput sequencing, microsatellite analysis and non-invasive DNA sampling have led to a much-expanded role for genetics in conservation. Such expansion will allow for more precise conservation decisions to be made and, more importantly, will allow conservation genetics to contribute to area- and landscape-based decision-making processes.

publication date

  • September 1, 2004

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start page

  • 702

end page

  • 712


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