Inbreeding may have led to extinction of woolly mammoth

Inbreeding coupled with a changing climate may have pushed the woolly mammoth into ultimate extinction, a new study suggests.

Apr 26, 2014, 10:26 AM IST

Inbreeding led to extinction of woolly mammoth: Study

Researchers have suggested that neck ribs in woolly mammoths can provide clues about their decline and eventual extinction.

Mar 26, 2014, 13:35 PM IST

Female mice prefer unfamiliar male songs when selecting mate

A new study has revealed that female mice prefer songs of mice that are different from their parents when selecting a mate in order to avoid the risk of inbreeding.

Feb 06, 2014, 23:05 PM IST

Scientists solve mystery of albino gorilla

Scientists have solved the long-standing mystery of the only known albino gorilla in the world, claiming that its unusual white colouring was the result of inbreeding.

Jun 17, 2013, 14:20 PM IST

Early human skull reveals signs of inbreeding

Skull pieces of an early human buried for 100,000 years at Xujiayao in the Nihewan Basin of northern China exhibit a now-rare congenital deformation that indicates inbreeding.

Mar 19, 2013, 13:17 PM IST

Storm petrel seabirds use smell to prevent inbreed

Seabirds are able to identify their relatives from smell alone, scientists have claimed.

Jul 19, 2012, 13:41 PM IST

All in the family: Inbreeding key to bedbug spread

After nearly disappearing in the United States, the bloodsucking pests have made a comeback in recent years.

Dec 07, 2011, 12:49 PM IST

Birds can smell kin, avoid inbreeding

Birds may have a more highly developed sense of smell than researchers suspected.

Sep 23, 2011, 18:29 PM IST