Examples of inbreeding in a Sentence
genetic defects caused by inbreeding
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Although orangutans in north and south Sumatra occasionally interbred after the lineages diverged, the Tapanuli orangutans became completely isolated by about 20,000 years ago, and the new genetic analysis shows signs of inbreeding.
This has put them at especially high risk of inbreeding as their numbers once again dwindle in the wild due to habitat fragmentation and poaching.
Some of the westside cats are showing dangerous signs of inbreeding, such as kinked tails and other genetic problems.
The researchers expected that inbreeding—which reduces genetic variation between individuals—would make the social velvet spider's genome easier to complete.
An obvious genetic link to diabetes was not found, but the researchers continued to use their DNA to test for schizophrenia and patterns of inbreeding.
Charles II, the last of the Spanish Habsburgs, suffered from disabilities that came from 16 generations of inbreeding.
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 history of extinctions is littered with examples of tiny populations that, because of inbreeding, are no longer fit enough to carry on.
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