• Biology
  • Published 2005

Severe inbreeding depression in a wild wolf

@inproceedings{Liberg2005SevereID,
  title={Severe inbreeding depression in a wild wolf},
  author={Olof Liberg and H. Pedersen and Douglas Sejberg and Petter Wabakken and Staffan Bensch},
  year={2005}
}
The difficulty of obtaining pedigrees for wildpopulations has hampered the possibility ofdemonstrating inbreeding depression in nature.In a small, naturally restored, wild population ofgrey wolves in Scandinavia, founded in 1983, weconstructed a pedigree for 24 of the 28 breedingpairs established in the period 1983–2002. Ances-try for the breeding animals was determinedthrough a combination of field data (snow track-ing and radio telemetry) and DNA microsatelliteanalysis. The population was… CONTINUE READING

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