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Meanings and phrases
- the act of mating closely related individuals
- Inbreeding causes early death (inbreeding depression) in the zebra finch "Taeniopygia guttata".
- When close relatives mate, progeny may exhibit the detrimental effects of inbreeding depression.
- Sibling-mating avoidance reduces inbreeding depression that is largely due to the expression of homozygous deleterious recessive mutations.