Inbreeding depression in benign and stressful environments

  title={Inbreeding depression in benign and stressful environments},
  author={Peter Armbruster and D. H. Reed},
Understanding the consequences of inbreeding has important implications for a wide variety of topics in population biology. Although it is often stated in the literature that the deleterious effects of inbreeding (inbreeding depression) are expected to be more pronounced under stressful than benign conditions, this issue remains unresolved and controversial. We review the current literature on the relationship between the magnitude of inbreeding depression and environmental stress and calculate… CONTINUE READING
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