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Combining Inter- and Intrapopulation Information with the Weitzman Approach to Diversity Conservation

Author:
García, D., Corral, N., Cañón, J.
Source:
Journal of heredity 2005 v.96 no.6 pp. 704-712
ISSN:
0022-1503
Subject:
cattle, cattle breeds, genetic variation, biodiversity, animal genetic resources, mathematics and statistics, homozygosity, alleles, gene frequency, microsatellite repeats, genetic markers, extinction, Spain, France
Abstract:
This article introduces a new perspective on Weitzman's methodology for assessing the distribution of resources in genetic diversity conservation programs. Intrapopulation information is added to the procedure by diffusion process formulas to calculate genetic extinction probabilities, and therefore the marginal diversities and elasticities of diversity. The method was tested with a set of European cattle breeds from Spain and France and provided satisfactory results.
Agid:
1396895