… and that bloody swine. They might actually have a lesson to teach us: have a look on the latest issue of Animal Genetics which sports five reviews on livestock biodiversity and conservation. Albeit these reviews focus on domesticated mammals, parallels to problems faced by natural populations of fish to birds are obvious. Also the methods and approaches used in livestock genetics are relevant to problems prevalent in natural populations – here we might have actually something to learn from the animal breeding community.
Ajmone-Marsan P. & L. Colli (2010) A global view of livestock biodiversity and conservation. Animal Genetics 41 (Issue s1): 1 -77.