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The more inbred the birds are, the shorter lives they live. It also decreases offspring. Credit: Henrik Jensen, NTNU
August 6, 2020

Biologists have long known that inbreeding can be detrimental. Inbreeding results in less genetic variation, making species more vulnerable if changes occur that require them to adapt. Now we know more about just how bad inbreeding really is. "Inbreeding is equally harmful regardless of the environment," says Henrik Jensen, a professor at NTNU's Department of Biology.

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