SNP dataset and Capture-Mark-Recapture dataset used in the analysis for the paper Rick et al.: Population genomics of Bettongia lesueur: admixing increases genetic diversity with no evidence of outbreeding depression

Published: 15-09-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/vg983472v3.1
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Kate Rick

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Translocations can be used as an effective conservation tool to combat the loss of genetic diversity often experienced by small and isolated populations. Mixing animals from multiple genetically diverged sources in one method to optimize genetic diversity in translocated populations. However, admixture as a conservation tool is rarely utilized due to the risks of outbreeding depression. Using single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and life history data (capture-mark-recapture), this data was used to investigate the genetic and fitness consequences of admixing two genetically distinct subspeices of burrowing bettong (Bettongia lesueur) as described in the paper by Rick et al.: Population genomics of Bettongia lesueur: admixing increases genetic diversity with no evidence of outbreeding depression.

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