How do reproductive skew and founder group size affect genetic diversity in reintroduced populations?

Kimberly Miller, N J Nelson, H Smith, J Moore

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Reduced genetic diversity can result in short-term decreases in fitness and reduced adaptive potential, which may lead to an increased extinction risk. Therefore, maintaining genetic variation is important for the short- and long-term success of reintroduced populations. Here, we evaluate how founder group size and variance in male reproductive success influence the long-term maintenance of genetic diversity after reintroduction
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3792 - 3802
Number of pages11
JournalMolecular Ecology
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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