Biology Faculty Articles

Title

The Consequences of Demographic Reduction and Genetic Depletion in the Endangered Florida Panther

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Publication Title

Current Biology

ISSN

0960-9822

Volume

3

Issue/No.

6

First Page

340

Last Page

350

Abstract

The Florida panther has recently suffered severe range and demographic contraction, leaving a remarkably low level of genetic diversity. This exerts a severe fitness cost, manifested by spermatozoal defects, cryptorchidism, cardiac abnormalities and infectious diseases that threaten the survival of the subspecies.

Comments

© 1993 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

ORCID ID

0000-0001-7353-8301

ResearcherID

N-1726-2015

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