Object structure

Title:

Bisoniana XCVIII. Analysis of inbreeding in European bison

Creator:

Olech, W.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1987

Description:

The ancestors of the European bison population currently living in the world consisted of 12 animals only so they are closely related to each other. Inbreeding accompanying such close relationship may form the cause of decrease in vitality and consequent reduction in fertility. The present study analyses the degree of inbreeding in the European bison recorded in the Pedigree Book and determines the effect of such inbreeding on the animals' length of life and reproduction. Investigation was made of total of 3617 European bison of known descent on both the paternal and maternal side.

Subject and Keywords:

Bison bonasus ; inbreeding ; inbred ; rodowód ; żubr

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

32

Issue:

22

Start page:

373

End page:

387

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.87-26

Source:

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Language:

eng ; sum. eng. ; pol.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund