Scientists have used microarrays to look at the broad genetic changes that accompany reproductive declines in inbred populations. Their study, published in Conservation Biology, is the first to look at genome-wide gene expression differences in inbred populations, small populations of closely related plants or animals that are likely to suffer from low reproductive success.

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