Genetic management of captive populations: the advantages of circular mating

@article{Theodorou2010GeneticMO,
  title={Genetic management of captive populations: the advantages of circular mating},
  author={K Theodorou and D. Couvet},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={2289-2297}
}
We performed computer simulations to evaluate the effectiveness of circular mating as a genetic management option for captive populations. As a benchmark, we used the method proposed by Fernández and Caballero according to which parental contributions are set to produce minimum coancestry among the offspring and matings are performed so as to minimize mean pairwise coancestry (referred to as the Gc/mc method). In contrast to other methods, fitness does not vary with population size in the case… CONTINUE READING