The influence of variable rates of inbreeding on fitness, environmental responsiveness, and evolutionary potential.

@article{Day2003TheIO,
  title={The influence of variable rates of inbreeding on fitness, environmental responsiveness, and evolutionary potential.},
  author={Stacey B. Day and Edwin H. Bryant and Lisa M. Meffert},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2003},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={1314-24}
}
We manipulated experimental populations of the housefly (Musca domestica L.) under three inbreeding schemes (fast, slow, and punctuated) to partition out the influences of different means and variances in the rate of inbreeding, per generation, while controlling for the final level of inbreeding as a constant. One treatment used constant fast inbreeding (11% per generation; Ne = 4 for 4 generations), for a comparison to one that was consistently slow (3% per generation; Ne = 16 for 14… CONTINUE READING

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