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A marked decrease in gene pool diversity due to a low number of genetically distinct individuals in the population, i.e., a population bred from 2 individuals has far fewer variables on the allelic loci—a bottleneck—than a second population bred from hundreds of individuals

bottleneck

a period in the history of a population during which the number of individuals is reduced to a low number, perhaps by disease or extreme environmental conditions. As a result RANDOM GENETIC DRIFT may occur in the population. See also FOUNDER EFFECT.
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High up at the top, climbers risked their lives in two ways; staying and spending the night at the top in disorientation and descending in darkness without rope in the Bottleneck.
Rolf Bae did not go up to the summit and waited in the Bottleneck for his wife Cecilie and Lars, who were returning from summit.
The remaining Korean members and Jumich were missing somewhere in the Bottleneck, untraceable.
In some cases, employees were shifted from less busy resources to the bottleneck to increase capacity during lunch hours.
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Point solutions have emerged to address individual components of the scalability problem, but they only shift the bottlenecks from one location in the infrastructure to another.
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