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Microsatellites reveal heterosis in red deer.

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The fitness consequences of inbreeding and outbreeding are poorly understood in natural populations. We explore two microsatellite-based variables, individual heterozygosity (likely to correlate with recent inbreeding) and a new individual-specific internal distance measure, mean d2 (focusing on events deeper in the pedigree), in relation to two measures of fitness expressed early in life, birth weight and neonatal survival, in 670 red deer calves (Cervus elaphus) born on the Isle of Rum betw...

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10.1098/rspb.1998.0321

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Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society More from this journal
Volume:
265
Issue:
1395
Pages:
489-495
Publication date:
1998-03-01
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1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
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English
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2013-11-16

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