Inbreeding Did Not Kill Mammoths

Wooly Mammoths

The last known population of woolly mammoths did not "inevitably" die out because of inbreeding and lack of genetic diversity, a study suggests.

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  • Inbreeding
    Inbreeding is the production of offspring from the mating or breeding of individuals or organisms that are closely related genetically. By analogy, the term is used in human reproduction, but more commonly refers to the genetic disorders and other consequences that may arise from expression of deleterious or recessive traits resulting from incestuous sexual relationships and consanguinity.
    05/27/2020 - 4:18 pm | View Website
  • The genetics of inbreeding depression | Nature Reviews ...
    Inbreeding depression — the reduced survival and fertility of offspring of related individuals — occurs in wild animal and plant populations as well as in humans, indicating that genetic ...
    05/27/2020 - 1:26 pm | View Website
  • Is inbreeding livestock okay?
    Sometimes when people are breeding all animals for meat, such as in the case of pigs, they think that inbreeding is less important. After all, all offspring will be eaten. However, if you continue to inbreed generation after generation, litters will get smaller, and the size of the offspring may also get smaller.
    05/26/2020 - 5:02 pm | View Website
  • Inbreeding of Individuals: Methods and Application | Genetics
    In Drosophila, inbreeding usually results in a rapid loss of vigour, but some strains compare favourably with outbreed populations after long continued inbreeding. ADVERTISEMENTS: However, in certain breeds of cattle, intensive inbreeding has led to an unfortunate condition; for example, exhaustive inbreeding and selection of beef cattle breed (Hereford) produced dwarf calves of low economic value.
    05/26/2020 - 11:33 am | View Website
  • MUSLIM INBREEDING: The horrific results you never see
    Its not about the diseases , but the fact that inbreeding causes lower intelligence as well as a spike in horrific disorders that causes violent tendencies with no remorse. Thats why the men there have no self control and cannot maturely see an attractive female.also why they are so violent.
    05/23/2020 - 11:37 am | View Website
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