A strong genetic footprint of the re‐introduction history of Alpine ibex (Capra ibex ibex)

  title={A strong genetic footprint of the re‐introduction history of Alpine ibex (Capra ibex ibex)},
  author={Iris Biebach and Lukas F. Keller},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
A population’s neutral genetic variation is a composite of its size, degree of isolation and demographic history. Bottlenecks and founder events increase genetic drift, leading to the loss of genetic variation and increased genetic differentiation among populations. Gene flow has the opposite effects. Thus, gene flow can override the genetic patterns caused by founder events. Using 37 microsatellite loci, we investigated the effects of serial bottlenecks on genetic variation and differentiation… 
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