Population Demographics and Genetic Diversity in Remnant and Translocated Populations of Sea Otters

@article{Bodkin1999PopulationDA,
  title={Population Demographics and Genetic Diversity in Remnant and Translocated Populations of Sea Otters},
  author={James L. Bodkin and Brenda Ballachey and Maureen Cronin and Kim T. Scribner},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={13}
}
Abstract: The effects of small population size on genetic diversity and subsequent population recovery are theoretically predicted, but few empirical data are available to describe those relations. We use data from four remnant and three translocated sea otter ( Enhydra lutris) populations to examine relations among magnitude and duration of minimum population size, population growth rates, and genetic variation. Mitochondrial (mt)DNA haplotype diversity was correlated with the number of years… 
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