Why are the small numbers of surviving tigers a cause of worry from the point of view of genetics?

Asked by Shivani Kumari | 1 year ago |  204

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As the size of the tiger population decreases, the genetic pool of the species decreases too. This results in a limitation on the variations which will be introduced within the genetic makeup of the tigers. This lack of variation will result in serious implications. For example, if an illness spreads within the tiger population, it can potentially wipe out the whole population, possibly causing their extinction.

Answered by Vishal kumar | 1 year ago

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