Conservation: The Costs of Inbreeding and of Being Inbred

Spurgin, Lewis G. and Gage, Matthew J. G. (2019) Conservation: The Costs of Inbreeding and of Being Inbred. Current Biology, 29 (16). R796-R798. ISSN 0960-9822

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Abstract

Endangered species face a huge array of challenges, including the negative consequences of individuals having to breed with close genetic relatives. But just how costly is inbreeding in small populations? New research from an endangered bird species suggests that considering inbreeding could be crucial for conservation programmes.

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Additional Information: Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2019 15:30
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 23:54
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72035
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.023

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