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Combining Inter- and Intrapopulation Information with the Weitzman Approach to Diversity Conservation
- García, D., Corral, N., Cañón, J.
- Journal of heredity 2005 v.96 no.6 pp. 704-712
- cattle, cattle breeds, genetic variation, biodiversity, animal genetic resources, mathematics and statistics, homozygosity, alleles, gene frequency, microsatellite repeats, genetic markers, extinction, Spain, France
- 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.