Inbreeding and inbreeding depression of early life traits in a cooperative mammal.

Abstract

Mating between relatives often results in negative fitness consequences or inbreeding depression. However, the expression of inbreeding in populations of wild cooperative mammals and the effects of environmental, maternal and social factors on inbreeding depression in these systems are currently not well understood. This study uses pedigree-based inbreeding… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05565.x

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@article{Nielsen2012InbreedingAI, title={Inbreeding and inbreeding depression of early life traits in a cooperative mammal.}, author={Johanna F\onss Nielsen and Sinead English and Will P Goodall-Copestake and Jinliang Wang and Craig A Walling and A W Bateman and Tom P Flower and Robert L Sutcliffe and Jamie Samson and Nathan K. Thavarajah and Loeske E B Kruuk and Tim H Clutton-Brock and Josephine M Pemberton}, journal={Molecular ecology}, year={2012}, volume={21 11}, pages={2788-804} }