Genetics of genetic conservation. I. Sample size when collecting germplasm

  title={Genetics of genetic conservation. I. Sample size when collecting germplasm},
  author={M. J. Lawrence and David F. Marshall and Phil Davies},
A sample of about 172 plants, drawn at random from a population of a target species, is of sufficient size to conserve at a very high probability, all or very nearly all of the polymorphic genes that are segregating in the population, provided that their frequency is not less than 0.05, irrespective of whether the individuals of the species set all of their seed by self-or by cross-fertilisation or a mixture of both. When samples are taken from a number of populations, the size of the sample… CONTINUE READING
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