Molecular markers in farm animals: advanced tools for evaluation of genetic diversity

S. I. A. Shalaby., Heba., F. Hozyen and Awasthi D.K

Biodiversity and genetic diversity research is required to meet current production needs in various environments and to allow sustained genetic improvement as well as to facilitate rapid adaptation to changing breeding objectives. Different levels of genetic diversity have important applications in conservation, restoration and agriculture which can improve our understanding of the interplay between evolution and ecology. The increasing availability of molecular markers in farm animals allows determining of genetic variations and biodiversity with high levels of accuracy and repro­ducibility.

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