Integrating biobanking could produce significant cost benefits and minimise inbreeding for Australian amphibian captive breeding programs

@article{Howell2021IntegratingBC,
  title={Integrating biobanking could produce significant cost benefits and minimise inbreeding for Australian amphibian captive breeding programs},
  author={Lachlan G. Howell and Peter R. Mawson and Richard Frankham and John C Rodger and Rose M. O. Upton and Ryan R. Witt and Natalie E. Calatayud and Simon Clulow and John Clulow},
  journal={Reproduction, Fertility and Development},
  year={2021}
}
Captive breeding is an important tool for amphibian conservation despite high economic costs and deleterious genetic effects of sustained captivity and unavoidably small colony sizes. Integration of biobanking and assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) could provide solutions to these challenges, but is rarely used due to lack of recognition of the potential benefits and clear policy direction. Here we present compelling genetic and economic arguments to integrate biobanking and ARTs into… 
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