How well can captive breeding programs conserve biodiversity? A review of salmonids

  title={How well can captive breeding programs conserve biodiversity? A review of salmonids},
  author={Dylan J Fraser},
  booktitle={Evolutionary applications},
Captive breeding programs are increasingly being initiated to prevent the imminent extinction of endangered species and/or populations. But how well can they conserve genetic diversity and fitness, or re-establish self-sustaining populations in the wild? A review of these complex questions and related issues in salmonid fishes reveals several insights and uncertainties. Most programs can maintain genetic diversity within populations over several generations, but available research suggests the… CONTINUE READING
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