Genetic diversity of population, Biology

Genetic Diversity of Population

The biological diversity of animals, plants, and microorganisms is of fundamental importance to human survival. The term "gene resources" may be defined as the genetic diversity that is very essential for meeting the society's needs in perpetuity. This diversity is expressed in the differences between species as well as in the variation among individuals that comprise a species. Gene resources include wild and domestic species having many species of no commercial value. Every year gene resources are utilised to provide crores of rupees worth of new and familiar products e.g., food, clothing, shelter, pharmaceuticals, energy and hundreds of industrial products. You will be aware that a wide range of species and their products are required for medical and other research. Agricultural, forestry and related industries are dependent, whenever needed on appropriate diversity as for example resistance to plant diseases. It is this diversity that sets the limits to which both wild and domestic species can successfully adapt to changes involving:

  1. Weather, insects and disease,
  2. Technology,
  3. Demand and,
  4. Human preferences.

Most of the biological diversity is still found in natural ecosystems whose survival is dependent, in large part, on the diversity within them.

Posted Date: 1/21/2013 1:27:08 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Genetic diversity of population, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Genetic diversity of population, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Genetic diversity of population Discussions

Write discussion on Genetic diversity of population
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Q. Dietary considerations oesophagitis? The dietary considerations for this condition are the same as in oesophag it is. The patient should be recommended to: • eat smaller

The risk for IE among IV drug abusers, 2 to 5 per cent per patient- year, is estimated to be several fold greater than that of patients with rheumatic heart disease or prosthetic v

Explain the Heat Fixation Method? This is the usual method. Here, bacteria is fixed by gentle heating of air-dried bacterial film, which results in coagulation of bacterial pro


Q. How are the three major arthropod classes characterized according to the presence of antennae? Crustaceans have two pairs of antennae insects have one pair arachnids don't h

Blood Pump :  Ideal Characteristics 1) I should be able to pump up to seven litres of blood per minute. 2) It should not damage cellular and cellular components of blo

why roots grow downword

Define the major source of vitamin A? The major source of vitamin A, as you may be aware, is the carotenoid pigments which are synthesized by plants. Several carotenoid possess

Define Essentiality of Nitrogen for Growth of Micro-Organism? Nitrogen is an essential atom in certain cellular macromolecules, e.g. amino acids, purines, pyrimidines, enzymes,

Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases Bacteria and fungi are microscopic organisms which are ubiquitous in nature and are widely present in soil, fresh and salt water, air, vegetation