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Genetic Diversity Key for Climate Change Adaptation

Genetic diversity is crucial if species are to adapt to climate change. An international study including the University of Helsinki researchers shows that current efforts to monitor genetic diversity in Europe are incomplete and insufficient.
The study proposes a novel approach for identifying and pinpointing important geographical areas on which to focus.
Every living thing on our planet is distinguished from its fellow creatures by small differences in its hereditary material. So, when the environment changes and becomes unfavorable to populations of species, such as plants and animals, this genetic variability can enable them to adapt to the new conditions, rather than becoming extinct or having to migrate to other habitats.
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  • George Kariuki

    12 w

    This study represents a significant step towards understanding the role of genetic diversity in climate change adaptation and informing more effective conservation strategies.

    • johnte ndeto

      13 w

      Genetic diversity is for sure crucial 💯

      • Rashid Kamau

        13 w

        Great commitments!

        • Princess

          13 w

          Kudos to the researchers for contributing to this essential area of study!

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