Extinction: Is It in the Genes?

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    Extinction: Is It in the Genes? -- Berardelli 2009 (807): 1 -- ScienceNOW
     
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    The findings have relevance to today's conservation efforts, says lead author Roy. "In the current extinction crisis," he says, "we obviously won't be able to save every species that is impacted by human activities." So a major goal would be to design strategies to preserve the genera and families, "even as we lose species," he says. "That way, theoretically at least, we are protecting the potential for these lineages to diversify again in the future."
     

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