Genetic adaptation to captivity in species conservation programs

@article{Frankham2008GeneticAT,
  title={Genetic adaptation to captivity in species conservation programs},
  author={R. Frankham},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17}
}
  • R. Frankham
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • 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 genetic adaptations are overwhelmingly deleterious when populations are returned to wild environments. I review empirical evidence on (i) the genetic basis of adaptive changes in captivity, (ii) factors affecting the extent of genetic adaptation to captivity, and (iii) means for minimizing its deleterious… CONTINUE READING

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