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Genetic diversity provides the long-term capacity of species, communities, and the biosphere to persist under change. It is a fundamental element of biodiversity that is globally declining, mainly in habitats that are more affected by humans . The monitoring and maintenance of genetic diversity is crucial for the conservation of threatened populations and species [2,3]. Furthermore, genetic diversity can have consequences beyond population conservation. Low levels of genetic diversity may favor pathogen success and the spread of infectious diseases in communities [4,5]. Therefore, the maintenance of genetic diversity can also be considered a public health concern.