Foxes that endure despite a lack of genetic diversity

April 21, 2016
An island fox. Researchers say one community of the species has the least genetic variation in a sexually reproducing species.
An island fox. Researchers say one community of the species has the least genetic variation in a sexually reproducing species.
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Despite having the least genetic variation in a sexually reproducing species, the Channel Islands’ island fox is on the rebound. The research was conducted by Robert Wayne, a professor in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

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