My, what a small family tree you have

Halcomb, Erin
October 2007
High Country News;10/1/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 18, p8
The article discusses the study conducted by researchers from the University of California on the genealogy of gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The researchers led by Robert Wayne have found out that gray wolves are facing the problem of inbreeding and most of the wolves sampled descended from the same pedigree. It was believed that the problems in immigration of wolves in the national park is the major cause of inbreeding. Researchers predicted that the wolves, which are known to copulate with unrelated mates, will be more incestuous in the future which will result possible genetic disorders and diseases.


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