Special Issue on Genetics and Plant Conservation in Latin America
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This Special Issue provides an overview of the current status of plant conservation genetics in Latin America. We begin with a thorough review that summarizes the scope and depth of research in this area. Several case studies then exemplify current trends and highlight the importance of integrating genetics and conservation in Latin American, and plant research in general.
KeywordsConservation genetics Latin America Plants
We are grateful to Dennis Stevenson for being receptive to the relevance and importance of genetic studies to address conservation issues in Latin America. We would like to thank him by making Botanical Review the avenue to publish the proceedings of this symposium. M. P. Griffith thanks The Breakers Palm Beach, A. R. Ramos, and Randal Moore for sponsoring the MBC 50th Anniversary Event in 2009. This is contribution number 226 from the Tropical Biology Program of Florida International University.
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