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Genetic Polymorphisms - New Insights

Mahmut Çalışkan

Istanbul University

Head of Biology Department in İstanbul University, Head of Biotechnology Division in Biology Department and Director of Institute of Graduate Studies in Sciences at the İstanbul University.


Genotypes Animals Plants Humans Gene Pool Mutations Evolution Selection Health and Genetic Polymorphisms Genome Sequencing SNP RFLP

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All living beings including viruses carry genetic materials important for their functions, life processes and production of new offspring. As the nature of DNA molecules is to tolerate limited changes, this led to great genetic diversity found on Earth. The main evolutionary mechanisms such as mutation, natural selection and genetic drift have produced a vast variation of organisms which ended in the formation of many well-defined organisms with different levels of performance. The knowledge of the genetic polymorphism and process that underlies the origins and maintenance of the organisms has crucial importance to provide critical insights into the structure and dynamics of living populations. Genetic polymorphism is essential for populations to evolve and cope with environmental changes, new diseases and pest epidemics. Genetic polymorphisms also provide the opportunity for tracing the history of populations, species, and their ancestors. Detailed knowledge of genetic polymorphisms within populations is very important for understanding and improving traits of concern.

The aim of this book is to bring together the general scientific knowledge about genetic polymorphisms and genetic variations and their possible applications in animals, plants, bacteria, archaea and other organisms like viruses.

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Date completed: March 11th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: June 7th 2021

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Review results due: August 26th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 25th 2021

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About the editor

Mahmut Çalışkan

Istanbul University

Mahmut Çalışkan is a professor of genetics and molecular biology in the Department of Biology at İstanbul University in Turkey. He obtained his first degree, BSc, in Middle East Technical University, Ankara, and attended the University of Leeds, Department of Genetics, England, for his PhD degree. His main research areas include the role of germin gene products during the early plant development and the characterization and biotechnological use of halophilic Archaea.

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