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The Hawaiian Petrel escapes a severe genetic bottleneck caused by 3000 years of human colonization


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Andreanna Welch (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Washington DC, USA) and colleagues, writing in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution show that the Vulnerable and Bonn-Convention-listed Hawaiian Petrel Pterodroma sandwichensis has survived a bottleneck and an "extinction vortex".

 

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