Inbreeding and Families: How To Save Australia’s Orange-Bellied Parrot

When just a few family lineages dominate the overall genetic diversity in small, endangered populations, these populations become highly inbred, making them vulnerable to catastrophes like disease outbreaks

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Adult male orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) shows off his bright orange belly. (Image courtesy of Dejan Stojanovic)

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