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Research Article

Severe Inbreeding and Small Effective Number of Breeders in a Formerly Abundant Marine Fish

  • Shannon J. O'Leary mail,

    shannon.oleary@stonybrook.edu

    Affiliation: School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

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  • Lyndie A. Hice,

    Affiliation: School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

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  • Kevin A. Feldheim,

    Affiliation: Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Michael G. Frisk,

    Affiliation: School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

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  • Anne E. McElroy,

    Affiliation: School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

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  • Mark D. Fast,

    Affiliations: School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada

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  • Demian D. Chapman

    Affiliations: School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America, Institute of Ocean Conservation Science, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: June 07, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066126

About the Authors

Shannon J. O'Leary, Lyndie A. Hice, Michael G. Frisk, Anne E. McElroy, Mark D. Fast, Demian D. Chapman
School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America
Kevin A. Feldheim
Pritzker Laboratory for Molecular Systematics and Evolution, The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Mark D. Fast
Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada
Demian D. Chapman
Institute of Ocean Conservation Science, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: shannon.oleary@stonybrook.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LAH MGF AEM MDF DDC SJO. Performed the experiments: SJO KAF LAH. Analyzed the data: SJO KAF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LAH MGF AEM DDC KAF. Wrote the paper: SJO DDC LAH MGF.