Latest Inbreeding Stories
That mountain lions have managed to survive at all in the Santa Monica Mountains of California is a testament to the resilience of wildlife, but researchers now show that the lions are also completely isolated, cut off from other populations by the freeway.
During their annual Winter Study at Isle Royale National Park, scientists from Michigan Technological University counted nine wolves organized into one breeding pack and a second small group that is a remnant of a formerly breeding pack.
Much of what we know about the Mammoth may be challenged after new research from a Dutch team has found evidence that the massive mammal may have driven itself to extinction due to inbreeding.
Female mice prefer songs of mice that are different from their parents when selecting a mate.
Scientists from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University advise that loss of genetic diversity presents survival risks for historically common marine fish and should be considered in fisheries management
Although it is considered completely taboo in most modern societies, an ancient human skull found in northern China suggests inbreeding could have been prevalent among ancient peoples around 100,000 years ago.
The mating success of male butterflies is often lower if they are inbred.
An article recently published in the Journal of Mammalogy, Volume 94 Issue 6 focuses on the struggling Florida manatee population and analyzes the factors pertaining to their decline.
Researchers at the University of Bonn investigate 1 of the oldest mysteries of plant breeding
Ethiopian wolf populations are genetically fragmenting, scientists say. This is cause for concern because the Ethiopian wolf is the world's rarest canine and fewer than 500 of Africa's only wolf species remain in the wild.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.