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Genetic Bottleneck

Genetic Bottleneck

A genetic bottleneck occurs when a population is greatly reduced in size, limiting the genetic diversity of the species. Scientists believe cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) have already survived at least two genetic bottleneck events.

Grades

5 - 8

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Biology, Ecology

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Last Updated

November 22, 2022

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