Mexican wolves and the legacy of genetic bottleneck and founder effect

Mexican wolves and the legacy of genetic bottleneck and founder effect

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.
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USFWS
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Public Domain
Subject tags
Captive breeding
Endangered and/or Threatened species
Species reintroduction