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Founder effects, genetic bottlenecks, and genetic drift in general can lead to low levels of genetic diversity, which can influence the persistence of populations. We examine genetic variation in two

Founder effects, genetic bottlenecks, and genetic drift in general can lead to low levels of genetic diversity, which can influence the persistence of populations. We examine genetic variation in two populations of desert bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis from New Mexico and Mexico to measure change over time and evaluate the impact of introducing individuals from one population into the other. Over about three generations, the amount of genetic variation in the New Mexico population increased.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.3996/082013-JFWM-055
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    Hedrick, Philip W., & Wehausen, John D. (2014). Desert Bighorn Sheep: Changes in Genetic Variation Over Time and the Impact of Merging Populations. JOURNAL OF FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, 5(1), 3-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.3996/082013-JFWM-055

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