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Demographic costs of inbreeding revealed by sex-specific genetic rescue effects

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2009
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Title
Demographic costs of inbreeding revealed by sex-specific genetic rescue effects
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-9-289
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Authors

Susanne RK Zajitschek, Felix Zajitschek, Robert C Brooks

Abstract

Inbreeding can slow population growth and elevate extinction risk. A small number of unrelated immigrants to an inbred population can substantially reduce inbreeding and improve fitness, but little attention has been paid to the sex-specific effects of immigrants on such "genetic rescue". We conducted two subsequent experiments to investigate demographic consequences of inbreeding and genetic rescue in guppies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Mexico 1 2%
Sweden 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 54 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 24%
Student > Master 7 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Professor 3 5%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 4 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 39 67%
Environmental Science 4 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Psychology 2 3%
Physics and Astronomy 1 2%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 6 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 December 2014.
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#2,821,709
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Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#814
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#49,542
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#42
of 143 outputs
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