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

@article{Roelke1993TheCO,
  title={The consequences of demographic reduction and genetic depletion in the endangered Florida panther},
  author={M. Roelke and J. Martenson and S. O'Brien},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={1993},
  volume={3},
  pages={340-350}
}
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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