Harnessing genomics for delineating conservation units

Trends in Ecology & Evolution
W Chris FunkFred W Allendorf

Abstract

Genomic data have the potential to revolutionize the delineation of conservation units (CUs) by allowing the detection of adaptive genetic variation, which is otherwise difficult for rare, endangered species. In contrast to previous recommendations, we propose that the use of neutral versus adaptive markers should not be viewed as alternatives. Rather, neutral and adaptive markers provide different types of information that should be combined to make optimal management decisions. Genetic patterns at neutral markers reflect the interaction of gene flow and genetic drift that affects genome-wide variation within and among populations. This population genetic structure is what natural selection operates on to cause adaptive divergence. Here, we provide a new framework to integrate data on neutral and adaptive markers to protect biodiversity.

References

Mar 22, 2016·Royal Society Open Science·Cornelya F C KlütschPaul J Wilson
Jul 2, 2015·Molecular Ecology Resources·Eike J SteinigKyall R Zenger
Jun 25, 2015·Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal·Catherine E Grueber
Nov 8, 2013·Ecology and Evolution·P Henry, Michael A Russello
Jan 2, 2015·Evolutionary Applications·Barry J McMahonJacob Höglund
Dec 5, 2013·Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution·Colin J GarrowayBen C Sheldon
Mar 21, 2016·Briefings in Functional Genomics·Fausto Valenzuela-Quiñonez
Dec 5, 2013·Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution·Bourret VincentLouis Bernatchez
Apr 23, 2014·Molecular Ecology·Dorothy A SteaneMargaret Byrne
Jan 13, 2015·Molecular Ecology·Matthew A Lemay, Michael A Russello
Feb 6, 2014·Molecular Ecology·Kimberly R Andrews, Gordon Luikart
Aug 28, 2015·Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America·Benjamin J PitcherRobert G Harcourt
Sep 15, 2015·Evolutionary Applications·Pierre-Alexandre GagnaireNicolas Bierne
Oct 28, 2014·Molecular Ecology·Kristen C RueggThomas B Smith
Sep 19, 2015·Ecology and Evolution·Joshua M MillerDavid W Coltman
Jul 15, 2015·Trends in Ecology & Evolution·Courtney A HofmanJesús E Maldonado

Citations

Nov 25, 2003·Nature Reviews. Genetics·Gordon LuikartP Taberlet
Mar 12, 2004·Molecular Ecology·Mark A Beaumont, David J Balding
Apr 8, 2004·Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America·William A CreskoJohn H Postlethwait
May 17, 2006·Trends in Ecology & Evolution·Michael A Thomas, Rebecca Klaper
Jun 3, 2006·Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution·Julianno B M Sambatti, Kevin J Rice
Aug 16, 2006·Trends in Ecology & Evolution·Michael H KohnRobert K Wayne
Sep 20, 2006·Trends in Ecology & Evolution·Per J PalsbøllFred W Allendorf
Oct 5, 2006·Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution·Erica M Goss, Joy Bergelson
May 29, 2007·Conservation Biology : the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology·Aurelie BoninP Taberlet
Nov 13, 2007·BMC Evolutionary Biology·Alexei J Drummond, Andrew Rambaut
Feb 10, 2009·Trends in Ecology & Evolution·Antonis Rokas, Patrick Abbot
Jun 9, 2009·PLoS Genetics·Graham CoopJonathan K Pritchard
Feb 25, 2010·Current Biology : CB·Jonathan K PritchardGraham Coop
Sep 18, 2010·Nature Reviews. Genetics·Fred W AllendorfGordon Luikart
Oct 19, 2010·Trends in Ecology & Evolution·Jessica StapleyJon Slate
Nov 13, 2010·Ecology Letters·Amber M RiceAnna Qvarnström
Jan 11, 2011·International Journal of Plant Sciences·Paul A HohenloheWilliam A Cresko
Oct 1, 1994·Trends in Ecology & Evolution·C Moritz
Apr 5, 2011·Trends in Ecology & Evolution·Kathryn R Elmer, Axel Meyer
Apr 14, 2011·Conservation Biology : the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology·Richard FrankhamCharles B Fenster
May 14, 2011·Molecular Ecology Resources·Oscar E Gaggiotti, Matthieu Foll
May 20, 2011·Molecular Ecology Resources·Travis C Glenn
Oct 8, 2011·Science·Angela M HancockJoy Bergelson
Oct 13, 2011·Molecular Ecology·H C RoweA Guggisberg
Jan 10, 2012·Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution·Matthew V Rockman

Related Concepts

Genetic Drift
Short Tandem Repeat
Genome
Dysequilibrium Syndrome
Genetics, Population
Biological Adaptation
Picea
Genetic Markers
Phylogeny
Cell Differentiation Process

Related Feeds

Biodiversity Data

Biodiversity refers to the variety and variability of life on Earth. Biodiversity is typically a measure of variation at the genetic, species, and ecosystem level.Discover the latest research on biodiversity data here.