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(English) Used at the genetic level, e.g., to select samples for ex-situ preservation in breeding banks. Also used at the ecosystem level to identify sites that have a 'typical' species composition for the considered ecosystem. (See also: distinctiveness, richness, rarity)
(French) Utilisé en génétique par exemple pour sélectionner les échantillons pour une conservation ex-situ pour la reproduction. Aussi utilisé à l'échelle de l'écosystème pour identifier les lieux qui ont une composition spécifique 'typique' pour l'écosystème considéré. (See also: distinctiveness, richness, rarity)

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