In terms of real communities, despite the fact that the vegetation has a significant amount of time to complete the ecogenetic
transformation of ecotopes, the climax usually does not occupy large territories, rarely prevails in the area of other communities, and is almost absent in many areas [7, 8].
The final section deals with the social implications of ecogenetic data as well as the applications of these data to risk assessment and risk management, public health, and regulatory policies.
Ecogenetics has emerged in large part because of the advancements in technology and informatics in the past 10 years.
The first section provides a historical overview of ecogenetics and introduces the reader to the epidemiologic and statistical approaches in addition to the biologic tools and techniques relevant to understanding and analyzing the data.
There are quite prominent examples of ecogenetic relationships between variation in susceptibility and the infectious agents of malaria, TB, HIV-AIDS, cholera, and meningitis-otitis.
Ecogenetics fits into broad public health constructs for dealing with health risks of environment origin.