Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Low Genetic Diversity in Marmots

 ... raises questions about species viability.  Yes, we should definitely factor in genetic diversity when estimating a species survival potential.  Cheetahs are way low, too, and that's one reason they have a hard time.  Anything that gets bottlenecked is less able to withstand later threats.  That also means we need to stop the bottlenecking process in threatened species so they don't shrink further.
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