Body size, inbreeding, and lifespan in domestic dogs

  title={Body size, inbreeding, and lifespan in domestic dogs},
  author={Jennifer Yordy and Cornelia Kraus and Jessica J. Hayward and Michelle E. White and Laura M. Shannon and Kate E. Creevy and Daniel E. L. Promislow and Adam R. Boyko},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
Inbreeding poses a real or potential threat to nearly every species of conservation concern. Inbreeding leads to loss of diversity at the individual level, which can cause inbreeding depression, and at the population level, which can hinder ability to respond to a changing environment. In closed populations such as endangered species and ex situ breeding programs, some degree of inbreeding is inevitable. It is therefore vital to understand how different patterns of breeding and inbreeding can… 

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