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Genetic Diversity - Recent Advances and Applications

Mahmut Çalışkan

Istanbul University

Professor of genetics and molecular biology and Head of Biotechnology division at İstanbul University in Turkey whose main research areas include plant molecular genetics, microbial biotechnology and characterization and biotechnological use of halophilic archaeal strains.


Sevcan Aydin

Istanbul University

Associate Professor of Biotechnology Division in Department of Biology at Istanbul University in Turkey whose main research areas include genetics, environmental biotechnology and bioengineering.


PCR Based Methods Protein Based Methods Sequencing Conservation of Genetic Resources Natural Variation Molecular Markers Genetic Manipulation in Animals Resistance to Disease Genetic Manipulation in Plants Use of Microorganisms in Biotechnology Genetic Differentiation Gene Therapy and Gene Editing

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All living beings including viruses carry genetic material. Genetic material controls the development, maintenance and reproduction of organisms. Genetic material is characterized by including changes from a small to a large scale. Geneticists attempt to determine the extent of these changes by identifying the alleles or sequences at each locus and measuring their respective frequencies. From the growing knowledge on the genome sequences of living beings it becomes evident that all forms of diversity have their origin at genetic level. In this context genetic diversity studies provide vital and powerful data that helps for better understanding of genetic diversity and enables improved conservation strategies and public health.
The purpose of the book is to bring together the latest knowledge about genetic diversity by presenting the studies of some of the scientists who are engaged in development of new tools and ideas used to reveal genetic diversity, often from very different perspectives. The book should prove useful to students, researchers and experts in the area of biology, medicine and agriculture.

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Date completed: April 7th 2022

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Mahmut Çalışkan

Istanbul University

Mahmut Çalışkan is a Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology in the Department of Biology, Biotechnology Division, Istanbul University, Turkey. He obtained a BSc from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, and a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds, England. His main research areas include the role of germin gene products during early plant development, analysis of genetic variation, polymorphisms, and the characterization and biotechnological use of halophilic archaea.

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