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Inbreeding depression in red deer calves

Walling, Craig A; Nussey, Daniel H; Morris, Alison; Clutton-Brock, Tim H; Kruuk, Loeske EB; Pemberton, Josephine M


BACKGROUND Understanding the fitness consequences of inbreeding is of major importance for evolutionary and conservation biology. However, there are few studies using pedigree-based estimates of inbreeding or investigating the influence of environment and age variation on inbreeding depression in natural populations. Here we investigated the consequences of variation in inbreeding coefficient for three juvenile traits, birth date, birth weight and first year survival, in a wild population of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-10-31
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Evolutionary Biology
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-318


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