What is it about?
We evaluated the population structure, genetic diversity, level of inbreeding, and evolution of the captive population of Great-billed Seed-finch. Additionally, we assessed the response potential to the selection of a characteristic related to the song of these birds.
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Why is it important?
This bird is typical of South America and is in serious danger of extinction. Despite this, the captive population of Great-billed Seed-finch is relatively large. No study focused on the genetic diversity status of the captive population has ever been conducted. Also, the possibility of response to artificial selection in traits related to the song of these birds has never been evaluated.
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This page is a summary of: Quantitative genetic analyses provide parameters for selection and conservation of captive Great-billed Seed-finches (Sporophila maximiliani), PLoS ONE, July 2020, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0236647.
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