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Definition of Genetic diversity

Genetic diversity Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bioglossary
Description: The collection of the data on phenotypic traits, marker allele frequencies or DNA sequences for two or more populations, and estimation of the genetic distances between each pair of populations. From these distances, the best representation of the relationships among all the populations may be obtained.
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Fishery Glossary
All of the genetic variation in an individual, population or species. ICES (1998)
FAO
Genetic diversity Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Genetic diversity, the level of biodiversity, refers to the total number of genetic characteristics in the genetic makeup of a species. It is distinguished from genetic variability, which describes the tendency of genetic characteristics to vary.

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