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A Bigger Toolbox: Biotechnology in Biodiversity Conservation
Corlettt, Richard T.
2017
Source PublicationTRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
Volume35Issue:1Pages:55-65
AbstractConservation biology needs a bigger toolbox to meet unprecedented challenges. Genomics, fueled by declining sequencing costs, offers novel tools with increased precision for genetic questions previously answered with a few molecular markers, as well as completely new possibilities. Metabarcoding promises quicker, cheaper, and more accurate assessments of biodiversity in groups that are difficult to assess by traditional methods, while sequencing low quality DNA extends the range of useable materials to include museum specimens, archeological remains, and environmental samples. Genomic and transcriptomic data can be used to assess the potential of populations to adapt to new challenges. In the near future, gene-editing tools may help endangered species cope with change, while gene drives control unwanted species and help wanted ones. De-extinction has become a serious prospect.
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Language英语
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.xtbg.org.cn/handle/353005/10316
Collection2012年后新成立研究组
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Corlettt, Richard T.. A Bigger Toolbox: Biotechnology in Biodiversity Conservation[J]. TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY,2017,35(1):55-65.
APA Corlettt, Richard T..(2017).A Bigger Toolbox: Biotechnology in Biodiversity Conservation.TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY,35(1),55-65.
MLA Corlettt, Richard T.."A Bigger Toolbox: Biotechnology in Biodiversity Conservation".TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY 35.1(2017):55-65.
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