Conservation: The costs of inbreeding and of being inbred

Lewis G. Spurgin, Matthew J. G. Gage

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R796-R798
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2019

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