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Genetic Rescue – Fitness and genomic consequences

As a PhD student studying the effects of genetic diversity overall and immunogenetic diversity specifically on survival and reproductive success in an endangered primate in captive and wild populations, I thought a lot about the potential effects of inbreeding and … Continue reading

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Can hybridization save a species, genes, or both?

Climate change is real, species are going to move around, and it will definitely cause some problems. Even if you aren’t a conservation biologist, the above common knowledge has likely permeated into your scientific life at some level. What conservation … Continue reading

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Rescue me

Whiteley et al. (2015) review genetic rescue (GR), or the increase in population fitness (growth) owing to immigration of new alleles, in a new paper in TREE. Genetic rescue is a controversial and hasn’t been applied to any great extent … Continue reading

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