Data from: Inbreeding and selection shape genomic diversity in captive populations: implications for the conservation of endangered species

Janna R. Willoughby, Jamie A. Ivy, Robert C. Lacy, Jaqueline M. Doyle, J. Andrew DeWoody & Jacqueline M. Doyle
Captive breeding programs are often initiated to prevent species extinction until reintroduction into the wild can occur. However, the evolution of captive populations via inbreeding, drift, and selection can impair fitness, compromising reintroduction programs. To better understand the evolutionary response of species bred in captivity, we used nearly 5500 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in populations of white-footed mice (Peromyscus leucopus) to measure the impact of breeding regimes on genomic diversity. We bred mice in captivity...
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