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Inbreeding in wild populations can have devastating effects on fitness, but the genetic causes should not be transmitted across generations. A new study of song sparrows has revealed a parent-offspring resemblance for inbreeding, resulting from population structuring, with important implications for understanding the genetic causes of phenotypic variation in wild populations.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2006.08.037

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

19/09/2006

Volume

16

Pages

R810 - R812

Keywords

Animals, Biological Evolution, British Columbia, Environment, Female, Inbreeding, Male, Pedigree, Selection, Genetic, Sexual Behavior, Animal, Sparrows