‘Mountain Gorillas’ has survived by Severe Inbreeding

April 11, 2015 12:20 AM

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But the researchers say there is hope. There are fewer of the most harmful mutations than in other gorillas.

Dr Scally said: “We have shown that although low in genetic diversity they have not yet crossed any genetic threshold of no return. They can continue to survive and will return to larger numbers if we help them.”

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