Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Genetics
Genetics is a synthetic discipline composed of several
major sub-fields that can be coarsely characterized as:
- Molecular Genetics
- Population Genetics
- Quantitative Genetics
DNA is the basic molecule of life. DNA provides the raw material for the future evolution of all organisms. It’s only been in the last several decades, however, that genetics research focused on natural populations of fish and wildlife has been able to routinely gather information about natural populations at this basic level.
See Walsh et al. (2010) Lake Sturgeon Genetic Guidelines for a thorough review of applications of genetic theory and data to lake sturgeon management