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Estimating Inbreeding from Closed Population Size

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A population of 75 breeding-age animals is transferred to an isolated location. In this species, it is typical that an individual male will breed with four females per breeding season, so 15 males and 60 females (all unrelated to one another) are utilized.

Based on this information, how much inbreeding will occur each generation?

Hint: The formula for effective population size is ${ N }_{ e }=\left[ \cfrac { 4{ N }_{ m }{ N }_{ f } }{ { N }_{ m }{ +N }_{ f } } \right]$.

A

0%

B

6.67%

C

1.04%

D

1.33%

E

0.67%