Genetic Diversity in Establishing Plant Populations: Founder Number and Geometry, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Genetic Diversity in Establishing Plant Populations

Founder Number and Geometry, 1st Edition

Edited by Steven H. Rogstad, Stephan Pelikan

CRC Press

330 pages | 125 B/W Illus.

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Description

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 goals of this book are twofold. First, it serves as a user’s manual for the computer program NEWGARDEN (provided) designed to enable investigations, using computer generated populations, of population growth and genetic variation resulting from user-specified differences in initial founding conditions. Second, the book provides a series of examples of how differences in various founding conditions can result in significant differences in demographic and genetic variation trajectories for ensuing populations.

Table of Contents

Introduction

What NEWGARDEN Does

Analyzing Genetic Diversity in Small, Isolated, and Developing Populations

Input

Output: What NEWGARDEN Tallies, Calculates, and Reports

Using NEWGARDEN

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

Dioecy

Perennials

Actual Data versus NEWGARDEN: American Chestnut

Corridors

Conclusions and Discussion

Bibliography

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology