Estimates of Lethal Equivalents and the Cost of Inbreeding in Mammals

Estimates of Lethal Equivalents and the Cost of Inbreeding in Mammals Abstract: The costs of inbreeding in natural populations of mammals are unknown despite their theoretical importance in genetic and sociobiological models and practical applications in conservation biology. A major cost of inbreeding is the reduced survival of inbred young. We estimate this cost from the regression of juvenile survival on the inbreeding coefficient using pedigrees of 40 captive mammalian populations belonging to 38 species. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Conservation Biology Wiley

Estimates of Lethal Equivalents and the Cost of Inbreeding in Mammals

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
"Copyright © 1988 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company"
ISSN
0888-8892
eISSN
1523-1739
DOI
10.1111/j.1523-1739.1988.tb00169.x
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Abstract

Abstract: The costs of inbreeding in natural populations of mammals are unknown despite their theoretical importance in genetic and sociobiological models and practical applications in conservation biology. A major cost of inbreeding is the reduced survival of inbred young. We estimate this cost from the regression of juvenile survival on the inbreeding coefficient using pedigrees of 40 captive mammalian populations belonging to 38 species.

Journal

Conservation BiologyWiley

Published: Jun 1, 1988

References

  • Inbreeding in the great tit
    Bulmer, M. G.
  • Inbreeding, mortality and sex ratio in gaur (Bos gaurus) under captivity
    Hinz, R. L.; Foose, T. J.
  • Analysis of fertility in inbred lines of mice derived from populations differing in their genetic load
    Lorenc, E.
  • Genetic evidence for species vulnerability in the cheetah
    O'Brien, S. J.; Roelke, M. E.; Marker, L.

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