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Asked • 04/04/19

Smallest viable reproducing population?

What is the smallest viable reproducing population, such as in a human population. By viable I mean a population which keeps genetic defects low (enough). A very strongly related question: what is the expected number of generations a given population can survive?

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Marissa A. answered • 02/28/20

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Zoology, Ecology, and Life Sciences

Michael M. answered • 04/04/19

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B.S in Health Sciences, Pre-Clinical with 4 years of TA experience

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