Neutral locus heterozygosity, inbreeding, and survival in Darwin's ground finches (Geospiza fortis and G. scandens)

@article{Markert2004NeutralLH,
  title={Neutral locus heterozygosity, inbreeding, and survival in Darwin's ground finches (Geospiza fortis and G. scandens)},
  author={Jeffrey A. Markert and Peter R Grant and Barbara Rosemary Grant and Lukas F Keller and Jesse L. Coombs and K Petren},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2004},
  volume={92},
  pages={306-315}
}
Comprehensive long-term studies of isolated populations provide valuable comparative data that may be used to evaluate different methods for quantifying the relationship between genetic diversity and fitness. Here, we report on data collected from large and well-characterized cohorts of the two numerically dominant species of Darwin's finches on Isla Daphne Major, Galápagos, Ecuador – Geospiza fortis and G. scandens. Multilocus microsatellite (SSR) genetic diversity estimates (heterozygosity… CONTINUE READING

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