Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Genetic Diversity

Rafael Maia

Federal University of Campina Grande


Magnólia Campos

Federal University of Campina Grande


Genetic Variations Mutations Nucleotide Diversity DNA Recombination Adaptation Evolution Population Genetics Gene Flow Allele Frequency Genetic Drift Genetic Distance Conservation Genetics

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Genetics is an area of ​​continuous expansion in which studies are constantly sought. The concept of genetic diversity is the total number of genetic characteristics in the genetic makeup of species. The genetic diversity of organisms is essential for their ability to adapt to the environment, allowing variations in alleles distribution among populations located in different localities and environments which exert various challenges. Understanding the genetic diversity of organisms is crucial for understanding their dynamics and adaptive evolution, and therefore allowing better species management and conservation actions. It is also worth mentioning that genetic diversity is a source of interesting characteristics which can be used in improvement and development of biotechnological tools. On the other hand, genetic diversity is the basis for molecular markers development that aims to find polimorphic regions.

For this book original researches on genetic diversity will be selected to present relevant data.

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Date completed: May 27th 2020

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Review results due: November 4th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 3rd 2021

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About the editor

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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