Telomere length reveals cumulative individual and transgenerational inbreeding effects in a passerine bird

@inproceedings{Bebbington2016TelomereLR,
  title={Telomere length reveals cumulative individual and transgenerational inbreeding effects in a passerine bird},
  author={Kat Bebbington and Lewis G Spurgin and Eleanor A. Fairfield and Hannah L Dugdale and Jan Komdeur and Terry Burke and David S Richardson},
  booktitle={Molecular ecology},
  year={2016}
}
Inbreeding results in more homozygous offspring that should suffer reduced fitness, but it can be difficult to quantify these costs for several reasons. First, inbreeding depression may vary with ecological or physiological stress and only be detectable over long time periods. Second, parental homozygosity may indirectly affect offspring fitness, thus confounding analyses that consider offspring homozygosity alone. Finally, measurement of inbreeding coefficients, survival and reproductive… CONTINUE READING
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