The consequences of demographic reduction and genetic depletion in the endangered Florida panther.

Abstract

The Florida panther has recently suffered severe range and demographic contraction, leaving a remarkably low level of genetic diversity. This exerts a severe fitness cost, manifested by spermatozoal defects, cryptorchidism, cardiac abnormalities and infectious diseases that threaten the survival of the subspecies. 

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@article{Roelke1993TheCO, title={The consequences of demographic reduction and genetic depletion in the endangered Florida panther.}, author={M. E. Roelke and Jim Martenson and Siobh{\'a}n O'Brien}, journal={Current biology : CB}, year={1993}, volume={3 6}, pages={340-50} }