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Effective population size/adult population size ratios in wildlife: a review.
  • R. Frankham
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Genetical research
  • 1 October 1995
Summary The effective population size is required to predict the rate of inbreeding and loss of genetic variation in wildlife. Since only census population size is normally available, it is criticalExpand
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Genetics and extinction
Abstract The role of genetic factors in extinction has been a controversial issue, especially since Lande’s paper [Genetics and demography in biological conservation, Science 241 (1988) 1455–1460]Expand
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Introduction to Conservation Genetics: Frontmatter
The biological diversity of the planet is being rapidly depleted due to the direct and indirect consequences of human activity. As the size of animal and plant populations decreases, loss of geneticExpand
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Correlation between Fitness and Genetic Diversity
Genetic diversity is one of the three forms of biodiversity recognized by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) as deserving conservation. The need to conserve genetic diversity within populations isExpand
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Genetic adaptation to captivity in species conservation programs
  • R. Frankham
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Molecular ecology
  • 1 January 2008
As wild environments are often inhospitable, many species have to be captive‐bred to save them from extinction. In captivity, species adapt genetically to the captive environment and these geneticExpand
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Assessing the benefits and risks of translocations in changing environments: a genetic perspective
Translocations are being increasingly proposed as a way of conserving biodiversity, particularly in the management of threatened and keystone species, with the aims of maintaining biodiversity andExpand
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Conservation genetics.
Inbreeding depression, accumulation and loss of deleterious mutations, loss of genetic variation in small populations, genetic adaptation to captivity and its effect on reintroduction success, andExpand
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Inbreeding and Extinction: A Threshold Effect
A fundamental assumption underlying the application of genetics within conservation biology is that inbreeding increases the risk of extinction. However, there is no information on the shape of theExpand
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