The Botanical Review

, Volume 79, Issue 4, pp 447–448 | Cite as

Special Issue on Genetics and Plant Conservation in Latin America

  • M. Patrick Griffith
  • Javier Francisco-Ortega
  • Angelica Cibrian-Jaramillo
Editorial

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Conservation genetics Latin America Plants 

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Copyright information

© The New York Botanical Garden 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Patrick Griffith
    • 1
  • Javier Francisco-Ortega
    • 2
    • 3
  • Angelica Cibrian-Jaramillo
    • 1
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Montgomery Botanical CenterMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of Biological SciencesFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Center for Tropical Plant Conservation, Fairchild Tropical Botanic GardenMiamiUSA
  4. 4.Laboratorio Nacional de Genomica para la Biodiversidad, Irapuato, LANGEBIO-CINVESTAVIrapuatoMexico
  5. 5.The New York Botanical GardenBronxUSA

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