Genetic rescue guidelines with examples from Mexican wolves and Florida panthers

@article{Hedrick2009GeneticRG,
  title={Genetic rescue guidelines with examples from Mexican wolves and Florida panthers},
  author={Philip W. Hedrick and Richard J Fredrickson},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={615-626}
}
In populations or species with low fitness (high genetic load), a new management strategy called genetic rescue has been advocated to help avoid extinction. In this strategy, unrelated individuals from another population are introduced into the population with low fitness in an effort to reduce genetic load. Here we present ten guidelines that can be used to evaluate when genetic rescue is a good management option, the appropriate procedures for genetic rescue planning and management, and the… 

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