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Kinship and Inbreeding

  1. Rohan L Fernando

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005398



How to Cite

Fernando, R. L. 2006. Kinship and Inbreeding. eLS. .

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  1. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006


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