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genetic defects caused by inbreeding
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Charles II, the last of the Spanish Habsburgs, suffered from disabilities that came from 16 generations of inbreeding.
But madness of that sort was far from uncommon in Europe's royal families, not least because of the inbreeding favored by their convention that members of a royal family could not marry beneath their station.
Inbreeding caused by the severe population bottleneck is also causing genetic defects.
The history of extinctions is littered with examples of tiny populations that, because of inbreeding, are no longer fit enough to carry on.
Great prairie chicken populations grew for the first time in decades (though more recent studies question the role of genetic rescue in this success), along with the Swedish adder, a venomous snake that had suffered from inbreeding.
The agency decided to release them anyway, citing an urgent need to expand the wild population to prevent inbreeding.
Wolf numbers have crashed from 24 in 2009 to just the pair — a 7-year-old female and 9-year-old male — as inbreeding spurred genetic defects that have crippled the wolves’ ability to survive and reproduce.
In a complicated family tree, their success could help reverse the damage caused by two generations of inbreeding: before finding P-45, P-19 twice mated with her father, who then also mated with one of their kittens.
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INBREEDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inbreeding for English Language Learners
: a process by which animals, plants, or people are born from or produced by closely related parents
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