Analysis of inbreeding depression in the first litter size of mice in a long-term selection experiment with respect to the age of the inbreeding

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An understanding of inbreeding and inbreeding depression are important in evolutionary biology, conservation genetics, and animal breeding. A new method was developed to detect departures from the classical model of inbreeding; in particular, it investigated differences between the effects of inbreeding in recent generations from that in the more distant… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800968

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