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Genetic Diversity in Cheetahs

Post by Solid Snake » Fri Dec 17, 2004 6:18 pm

Just like Inuyasha I have a biology report also. If anyone has any links for locations of where I can find info on the lack of genetic diversity in cheetahs due to their captive breeding I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.[/quote]

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Post by Solid Snake » Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:02 am

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Post by Solid Snake » Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:00 pm

This is a question along the same vein: Can anyone tell me how this lack of genetic diversity results in high infant mortality and low sperm count in the males?
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Post by Cyranian » Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:16 pm

Yeah, didn't really read that last post.

Website on infant mortality:
http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/biology/ ... ertile.htm
Chromosomal Abnormality:
http://www.marchofdimes.com/printableAr ... 1_1209.asp

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Post by Inuyasha » Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:40 pm

Cheetahs are a different genus than other cats. This causes them to be seperated and decreases their production.
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Post by Cyranian » Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:42 pm

By the way, how long's your essay or report supposed to be, and how specific? Are you just doing cheetahs or genetic diversity in endangered species in general? I could send you a lot more sites and more information if I know exactly what it is that you're reporting on. [/b]

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Post by Solid Snake » Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:48 pm

I am doing just cheetahs for this paper and I'm trying to tie this into natural selection and survival of the fittest.
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Post by Cyranian » Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:27 am

Survival of the fittest and natural selection? Try checking out Origin of Species by Charles Darwin from a library. It'll help you a lot. Here are a few more books that'll assist you with your report:

- The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection - Ronald Aylmer Fisher and J H Bennett
- Charles Darwin's Natural Selection : Being the Second Part of his Big Species Book Written from 1856 to 1858 - Charles Darwin and R C Stauffer (editor)
- Tears of the Cheetah: And Other Tales from the Genetic Frontier - Stephen J O'Brien
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Post by biostudent84 » Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:46 am

Inuyasha wrote:Cheetahs are a different genus than other cats. This causes them to be seperated and decreases their production.


Being in a different genus has no effect on the productivity of any species. Just remember that taxidermy is just labels us humans place on different species. In the natural world, taxidermy's ONLY function is to allow humans to separate areas of study in organisms.

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Post by Solid Snake » Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:35 pm

From what I have heard, in humans a closeness of genetic diveristy can create mental disabilities, is there anyway to find how this effects not only cheetahs but other animals.
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