“Why do we care about genetics”: A downloadable series of 12 factsheets.

These factsheets, authored by GRCP conservation geneticist Deborah Rogers, were the idea of Valerie Hipkins, director of the National Forest Genetics Laboratory at the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station, Placerville, CA USA who provided funding. They are available here in Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) portable document format (pdf) in a low resolution version for online viewing and a higher resolution version suitable for printing. Acrobat Reader is available from Adobe Systems Incorporated as a free download.

  1. Why is genetic diversity important?
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  2. How can genetic information be useful in natural resource management?
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  3. Why is genetic diversity always changing?
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  4. Are patterns of genetic diversity important?
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  5. What is a genetic marker?
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  6. What is quantitative genetic variation?
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  7. What’s in a name—Is all DNA the same?
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  8. How do I plan a genetic study?
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  9. What are the genetic risks associated with planting decisions?
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  10. Can genetic diversity be influenced by nursery practices?
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  11. What is genetic erosion and how can it be managed?
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  12. Is genetic management important in urban landscapes?
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