Kinship and Inbreeding


Inbreeding results when makes are genetically related. This principle can be used to calculate degrees of kinship between individuals.


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Fernando, Rohan L(Jan 2006) Kinship and Inbreeding. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005398]