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  • By: Bimal P. Chaudhari
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Inbreeding is the mating of closely related individuals, yielding offspring characterized as inbred. The principle biological consequence of inbreeding is decreased genetic variation in inbred individuals as compared to non-inbred individuals. This can manifest a higher incidence ...

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