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Genetic diversity

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Genetic diversity refers to both the vast numbers of different species as well as the diversity within a species. The greater the genetic diversity within a species, the greater that species' chances of long-term survival. This is because negative traits (such as inherited diseases) become widespread within a population when that population is left to reproduce only with its own members.


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Does the thylacine still live?

... populations. Must also bear in mind if the numbers are that low genetic diversity becomes an issue and any offspring may be more susceptible to disease. So ...... ...

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by vk4vfx
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:15 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Does the thylacine still live?
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unbalanced gender ratios of offspring

... I personally think that the ratio is perhaps due to the preservation of genetic diversity. Most mammals tend to be polygynous, we can be either of polygamous or monogamous ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: unbalanced gender ratios of offspring
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Views: 2842

Re: Re:

... these inferences, please tell us what your hypothesis is for the vast genetic diversity that we see today. The only way to prove the absence of evidence is to search for ...

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by Cat
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:26 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: CHALLENGE: Why should there be an “origin of species”?
Replies: 16
Views: 6259

Re: Re:

... these inferences, please tell us what your hypothesis is for the vast genetic diversity that we see today.

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by thoffnagle
Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: CHALLENGE: Why should there be an “origin of species”?
Replies: 16
Views: 6259

Re: unbalanced gender ratios of offspring

... I personally think that the ratio is perhaps due to the preservation of genetic diversity. Most mammals tend to be polygynous, we can be either of polygamous or monogamous ...

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by Amphibitile
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: unbalanced gender ratios of offspring
Replies: 6
Views: 2842
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