Dramatic shifts in the gene pool of a managed population of an endangered species may be exacerbated by high genetic load

@article{Martin2011DramaticSI,
  title={Dramatic shifts in the gene pool of a managed population of an endangered species may be exacerbated by high genetic load},
  author={Andrew P. Martin and Anthony A. Echelle and Gerard P. Zegers and Sherri Baker and Connie L. Keeler-Foster},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={349-358}
}
The Devils Hole pupfish, Cyprinodon diabolis, is restricted to a small habitat in southwestern Nevada. In 1972 the species was federally listed as an endangered species. Management efforts to mitigate extinction risks have been plagued by the inability to propagate the species in aquaria—anomalous for the genus—and repeated failure of propagation attempts in large, outdoor, artificial pools designed to mimic natural conditions in Devils Hole. These difficulties indicate that the species either… Expand

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