News tagged with wildlife genetics

New evidence for California Condors' genetic bottleneck

The existing genetic diversity of California Condors, all of which are descended from just 14 individuals, is strikingly low. But were condors more genetically diverse before their 20th century population crash, or were they ...

dateOct 15, 2016 in Ecology
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Beyond milkweed: Monarchs face habitat, nectar threats

In the face of scientific dogma that faults the population decline of monarch butterflies on a lack of milkweed, herbicides and genetically modified crops, a new Cornell University study casts wider blame: sparse autumnal ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Ecology
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