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Genetic Diversity in Establishing Plant Populations: Founder Number and Geometry

Edited By: Steven H Rogstad and Stephan Pelikan

357 pages, 125 b/w illustrations, tables

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Aug 2011 | #191135 | ISBN-13: 9781578087211
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NHBS Price: £106.99 $131/€120 approx

About this book

The new research described in this book demonstrates that the interplay of a host of founding conditions can frequently produce profound differences in population expansion rates and maintenance of genetic diversity in contrasting populations that differ, often only to slight degrees, in initial founding conditions.

The book also serves as a user's manual for the computer program NEWGARDEN (provided) which is designed to enable investigations, using computer generated populations, of population growth and genetic variation resulting from user-specified differences in initial founding conditions.




Analyzing Genetic Diversity in Small, Isolated, and Developing Populations


Output: What NEWGARDEN Tallies, Calculates, and Reports


Founder Number and Allelic Diversity

Population Genetics Edge Effects

Spatial Arrangement of Founders

The Rate of Reproduction

Truly Random Mating and Selfing Rate

Dispersal Offspring Dispersal Distance and Pollen Dispersal Distance

The 50/500 -100 -1000 -5000 Ne Rules, Actual Population Size, and Loss of Diversity to Random Drift



Actual Data versus NEWGARDEN: American Chestnut


Conclusions and Discussion


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