Mixing genetically differentiated populations successfully boosts diversity of an endangered carnivore

Elspeth A. McLennan, Catherine E. Grueber, Phil Wise, Katherine Belov & Carolyn J. Hogg
Biodiversity decline and genetic erosion are among the most challenging conservation issues. Genetic admixture, the mixing of two or more genetically differentiated populations, can increase genetic diversity of admixed individuals. However, genetic admixture for conservation purposes is rare due to concerns over outbreeding depression, loss of local adaptations and scepticism regarding the benefits of mixing populations. We used an introduced population of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) descended from two genetically differentiated source populations to illustrate...
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