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  • siblings
  • On this definition, inbreeding at its most restrictive applies to what would be considered unquestioned incest in human beings - parent to offspring or a mating between full siblings. (mcf.com)
  • Nearly
  • Nearly thirty gray wolves living on an island chain in northwestern Lake Superior have backbone malformations as a result of genetic inbreeding, presenting yet another hurdle for the wolves' long-term survival, wildlife experts say. (redorbit.com)
  • Definition
  • Since all pure breeds of animal trace back to a relatively limited number of foundation dogs, all pure breeding is by this definition inbreeding, although the term is not generally used to refer to matings where a common ancestor does not occur behind sire and dam in a four or five generation pedigree. (mcf.com)
  • pups
  • Researchers had long looked for signs of potential problems from inbreeding, such as poor survival rates for pups. (redorbit.com)
  • We may inbreed and rigorously remove pups with PRA or even their parents and littermates from the breeding pool. (mcf.com)
  • birds
  • Pieces of DNA that predict lifespan are shorter in birds that are inbred - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). (phys.org)
  • puppies
  • My records showed that the problem only came up in puppies that were inbred on him, or descended from him along with a heavy concentration of the sword bloodlines. (shilohshepherds.info)
  • laboratory
  • Together with colleagues, Erik Puffenberger, a research scientist and laboratory director at the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, capitalized on the inbreeding in a large Mennonite kindred to identify the location of a gene for Hirschprung disease on chromosome 13. (encyclopedia.com)
  • avoid
  • Early humans who lived around 34,000 years ago recognised the dangers of inbreeding and developed social and mating networks to avoid it, new research has found. (sooperarticles.com)
  • The results suggest that people deliberately sought partners beyond their immediate family, and that they were probably connected to a wider network of groups within which mates were chosen, in order to avoid becoming inbred. (sooperarticles.com)
  • cause
  • Riley says the kittens were healthy but there's concern that without new blood, eventually inbreeding could cause physical defects, such as heart problems and sterility. (yahoo.com)
  • people
  • How stupid could someone be?Why would there be any more inbred people in Ky than any place else? (topix.com)
  • What this means is that even people in the Upper Palaeolithic, who were living in tiny groups, understood the importance of avoiding inbreeding, said Eske Willerslev from the University of Copenhagen. (sooperarticles.com)
  • Uncle-niece, aunt-nephew, half sibling matings, and first cousin matings are called inbreeding by some people and linebreeding by others. (mcf.com)
  • CLOSE
  • NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a New York man accused of killing Leiby Kletzky has caused an uproar by blaming the crime on "inbreeding" in the close-knit Hasidic community. (upi.com)