Maternal and paternal effects on fitness correlates in outbred and inbred Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

@inproceedings{Houde2011MaternalAP,
  title={Maternal and paternal effects on fitness correlates in outbred and inbred Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)},
  author={Aimee Lee S. Houde and Dylan J Fraser and Patrick T. O’Reilly and Jeffrey A Hutchings},
  year={2011}
}
Small populations are at risk of fitness reductions due to inbreeding depression and the loss of within-population genetic diversity. Although this risk can be mitigated by interpopulation outbreeding, any increases in genetic variability may be offset by reductions in fitness attributable to outbreeding depression. Here, we evaluate the risks of inbreeding and outbreeding by quantifying changes in survival and seven other fitness-related traits expressed in early life (e.g., specific growth… CONTINUE READING