TY - CHAP A1 - Peter Poczai A2 - Ildiko Varga A3 - Neil E. Bell A4 - Jaakko Hyvonen ED1 - Mahmut Caliskan Y1 - 2012-03-30 PY - 2012 T1 - Genomics Meets Biodiversity: Advances in Molecular Marker Development and Their Applications in Plant Genetic Diversity Assessment N2 - The Molecular Basis of Plant Genetic Diversity presents chapters revealing the magnitude of genetic variations existing in plant populations. Natural populations contain a considerable genetic variability which provides a genomic flexibility that can be used as a raw material for adaptation to changing environmental conditions. The analysis of genetic diversity provides information about allelic variation at a given locus. The increasing availability of PCR-based molecular markers allows the detailed analyses and evaluation of genetic diversity in plants and also, the detection of genes influencing economically important traits. The purpose of the book is to provide a glimpse into the dynamic process of genetic variation by presenting the thoughts of scientists who are engaged in the generation of new ideas and techniques employed for the assessment of genetic diversity, often from very different perspectives. The book should prove useful to students, researchers, and experts in the area of conservation biology, genetic diversity, and molecular biology. BT - The Molecular Basis of Plant Genetic Diversity SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/33614 DO - 10.5772/33614 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-15 ER -