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- HOELZEL, A. RUS, et al. Show all 2 Author
- Biological journal of the Linnean Society 2011 v.102 no.4 pp. 798-811
- females; food animals; founder effect; genetic variation; males; phenotype; reindeer; skull; variance; Georgia; Norway
- ... In the early part of the 20th century, whalers on South Georgia in the South Atlantic transported reindeer from Norway to establish a population from which they could cull animals for food. This happened twice, with reindeer obtained from the same source in each case, and with independent founder populations being established on separate parts of the island. As the exact number of founding males a ...
- HOELZEL, A. RUS
- Biological journal of the Linnean Society 1999 v.68 no.1/2 pp. 23-39
- Mirounga angustirostris; case studies; genetic variation; life history; mortality; polygyny; quantitative traits; seals; simulation models
- ... This paper reviews some of the important factors related to the impact of population bottlenecks, using the northern elephant seal (Mirounga angustirostrus) as a case study for illustration. The northern elephant seal was hunted extensively in the 19th century and forced through a bottleneck of approximately 10-20 seals. All measures of molecular genetic variation show current levels for the north ...