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Models based on best-available information support a low inbreeding load and potential for recovery in the vaquita

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We are grateful to three anonymous reviewers for constructive comments on this manuscript. CCK and KEL were supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant R35GM119856 (to KEL). ACB was supported by the Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging Training Program, NIH T32AG066574. SFN-M was supported by the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) postdoctoral fellowship 724094 and the Mexican Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development postdoctoral fellowship. We dedicate this work to our mentor, colleague, and friend Bob Wayne, who passed away in December 2022.

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Kyriazis, C.C., Robinson, J.A., Nigenda-Morales, S.F. et al. Models based on best-available information support a low inbreeding load and potential for recovery in the vaquita. Heredity 130, 183–187 (2023).

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