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Research Article

The Role of Inbreeding in the Extinction of a European Royal Dynasty

  • Gonzalo Alvarez mail,

    g.alvarez@usc.es

    Affiliation: Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain

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  • Francisco C. Ceballos,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain

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  • Celsa Quinteiro

    Affiliation: Fundación Pública Gallega de Medicina Genómica, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain

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  • Published: April 15, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005174

About the Authors

Gonzalo Alvarez, Francisco C. Ceballos
Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Biología, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain
Celsa Quinteiro
Fundación Pública Gallega de Medicina Genómica, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: g.alvarez@usc.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GA FCC CQ. Performed the experiments: GA FCC CQ. Analyzed the data: GA FCC CQ. Wrote the paper: GA CQ.