Mexican wolves and the legacy of genetic bottleneck and founder effect

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Naomi Blinick/USFWS
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Public Domain
Mexican wolf gene diversity has been affected by both genetic bottleneck and the founder effect. Managers can use cross-fostering to bring valuable gene diversity from the captive population into the wild population.
Subject tags
Captive breeding
Endangered and/or Threatened species
Species reintroduction