Genetic effects in small populations, conversation of genetic diversity

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Department
Soil + Crop Sciences
Course
SOCR 330
Professor
Sarah Ward
Semester
Fall

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2 December Bottlenecked Populations A population that goes through a severe reduction in size and then recovers has passed through a genetic bottleneck. Bottlenecked populations often have greatly reduced genetic diversity. Genetic Effects in Small Populations Drift May cause loss of valuable alleles from gene pool Inbreeding May reduce overall fitness and survival/reproduction rates Reduced gene flow Caused by population fragmentation Florida Panther Sub-species closely
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