The consequences of demographic reduction and genetic depletion in the endangered Florida panther

  • Roelke M
  • Martenson J
  • O'Brien S
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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. © 1993.

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