Genetics in field ecology and conservation
This chapter discusses the importance of genetics in questions of ecology and conservation, as genetic analyses have provided tremendous insights into the behaviour of reptiles, their evolution, and the history and dynamics of populations. To that end, the chapter discusses the functions and limitations of certain genetic markers: allozymes and restriction fragment length polymorphisms, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequencing, nuclear gene sequencing (NGS), nuclear microsatellites, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP), and whole genome research. Additionally, this chapter offers some pointers on sampling and labwork, such as the design and considerations for sampling; the process of collection, storage, and preservation; curating; and the subsequent data analysis and management.
Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques
Ecology not elsewhere classified