Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ecological genomics
Ecological genomics aims to understand how organisms’ genes have been shaped by their natural environments. Technological advances help to link genetic information with ecological studies and unify disparate biological disciplines. Over the next 5–10 years, the remit of genetics will expand to include more ecological and evolutionary context.

Contemporary biology research ranges from basic cellular processes to worldwide climate patterns. This spectrum has not always been continuous: although organisms physically adapt to their natural environments, the underlying genetic processes have remained a mystery. The emerging multidisciplinary field of ecological genomics is helping to illuminate the relationship between individual genetic variability and the evolutionary history of species in their natural environments.

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Publisher and/or Author and/or Editor:__Andres Agostini ─ @Futuretronium at Twitter! Futuretronium Book at http://3.ly/rECc