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Biodiversity Conservation: A Genetic Approach

S. Biswas (Author)
Synopsis Fast and indiscriminate exploitation of nature and living world by human beings for their benefits have resulted in extinction of many species and many others are on the brink of extinction.  Moreover, environmental changes have also contributed a great lot to this situation.  Maintenance of genetic diversity as well as prevention of loss of genetic diversity by genetic management of small and large populations are being done through techniques of conservation genetics.  The present book is an attempt to explore the basic concepts, tools, techniques and methods concerned with and utilized in conservation genetics, genetic diversity, species extinction, single loci genetic diversity characterization, quantitative variation, natural selection and adaptation, mutation, migration and selection interactions, evolution in small populations, maintenance and loss of genetic diversity, inter alia numerous topics well-explained through diagrams. Views of eminent authorities are also included.  This sincere attempts to encompass latest developments concerning conservation genetics is of utmost importance to students, teachers, researchers and general readers.
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About the author

S. Biswas

S. Biswas obtained his B.Sc. (Agriculture) degree with distinction in 1990 and M.Sc. (Agriculture) degree in 1992 from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat. He secured Ph.D. degree in Life Science (Botany) in 1998 from Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh. He has had a brilliant academic career right from the high school leaving examination. Biswas has more than 8 years of experience as an Assistant Professor-cum-Scientist in research extension and teaching. He worked on the genetics and breeding of rice, tea, greengram, blackgram and other pulse crops. He has to his credit 35 research papers published in national and international scientific journals and 55 popular scientific articles. He is also Fellow of the Indian Society of Genetics and plant breeding and a member of several professional societies. In the social work front, he has been creating awareness among common people about biodiversity conservation, intellectual property rights and importance of genetics and plant breeding to man. At present he is Lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology, Assam University, Silchar, Assam.

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Bibliographic information

Title Biodiversity Conservation: A Genetic Approach
Author S. Biswas
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189473018
length vii+347p.