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Re: Species Maintenance List
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- Subject: Re: Species Maintenance List
- From: "Al Anderson" <killiman at indy_net>
- Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2000 04:05:46 -0500
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Karpa-Wilson" <dkarpawi at indiana_edu>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 11:10 PM
Subject: Re: Species Maintenance List
> > All of the research I have been reading about and seeing on
> >The Discovery Channel, Nationa G, etc. shows that much of the time the
> >dominant male only SEEMS to get the girls.
> Yes, but much of the time the alpha male is getting the bulk of the
> Your story about your pair of males is certainly suggestive though.
> However, even if one male is getting half the reproduction of the other,
> the rate of loss of genes is around 50% higher than it would be if both
> males reproduced equally. Of course, if the collections have basically no
> genetic diversity as some (reasonably) suggest, then it may not matter a
> whole lot.
> Doug Karpa-Wilson
> Department of Biology
> Indiana University
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> 1001 E. 3rd St.
> Bloomington, IN 47405
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