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Old 11-18-03, 07:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Kathryn Tosney is a developmental biologist at the University of Michigan. She's working on a study of inbreeding in bearded dragons but more as a hobby than an actual research project, I believe. She imports beardies from Germany where there is less morph-craziness to compare with high-colored bloodlines here in the US and compares embryonic development.

Here is one of her hypotheses she posted on the Pogona newsgroup about a trend she's noticing in the inbred dragons she's been studying:

It's a fairly controversial hypothesis because broken tail rings are often seen in animals that appear perfectly healthy. But inbreeding causes changes on a cellular level first so it can take many generations to show external defects.
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