Rafael Maia

Federal University of Campina Grande

Dr. Rafael Maia studied biological sciences at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil (2005), got a Master´s degree in genetics, conservation, and evolutionary biology from the National Institute of Amazonian Research, Brazil (2008), and a Ph.D. in animal biology from the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil (2013). He is currently an adjunct professor at Center for the Sustainable Development of the Semi-Arid (CDSA) at Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil. He has experience with population genetics, bioinformatics, molecular docking, and modeling and molecular dynamics of proteins. He works in the area of ​​science and biology education. He leads the research groups Computational and Theoretical Biology (CTB) and Education in Sciences and Biology (ESB).

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Population genetics is the basis of evolutionary studies, and has been widely used in several researches. This recent field of science has important applications for the management of populations (natural and domesticated), as well as for evolutionary studies of the various factors that affect gene frequencies over time and spatial distribution.In this work, presented in three sections (Population and Quantitative Genetics, Genetic Diversity in Crop Management, Population Genetics for Conservation Studies), the reader will find cutting-edge information in carefully selected and revised works.This book is intended for all researchers, academics, and students who are interested in the intriguing area of population genetics.

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