Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in genetic diversity • helen taylor • inbreeding depression • kiwi • little spotted kiwi • University of Otago • Victoria University of Wellington on January 19th, 2017.
Newly-published research from New Zealand researchers has found a Marlborough kiwi population thought to be thriving is actually threatened by the ‘silent effects’ of inbreeding. Dr Helen Taylor’s PhD research took her to Long Island, which has a little spotted kiwi population founded with two birds in the 1980s. While the population appeared to be […]
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