Genomic and fitness consequences of inbreeding in an endangered carnivore

Malin Hasselgren, Nicolas Dussex, Johanna Von Seth, Anders Angerbjörn, Remi-André Olsen, Love Dalén & Karin Noren
Reduced fitness through genetic drift and inbreeding is a major threat to small and isolated populations. Although previous studies have generally used genetically verified pedigrees to document effects of inbreeding and gene flow, these often fail to capture the whole inbreeding history of the species. By assembling a draft arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) genome and re-sequencing complete genomes of 23 additional foxes born before and after a well-documented immigration event in Scandinavia, we here look...
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