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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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
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Organisms and the Environment
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2019 15:30
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2023 00:32
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.07.023


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