Biology Faculty Articles

Title

The Cheetah in Genetic Peril

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1986

Publication Title

Scientific American

ISSN

0036-8733

Volume

254

Issue/No.

5

First Page

84

Last Page

92

Abstract

Investigates the factors that result to the declining population of cheetahs. Background on the scientific investigation regarding the decline of the cheetah population and the difficulties in captive breeding; Link between genetic abnormalities in some animals and infertility; Inability of the cheetah population to preserve its genetic variation.

ORCID ID

0000-0001-7353-8301

ResearcherID

N-1726-2015

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