27 November 2020
Vol 370, Issue 6520

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COVER For many imperiled species, including the Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), translocation of individuals to augment populations is an important conservation strategy. Researchers now demonstrate that individual heterozygosity is a key predictor of translocation success in these tortoises—a finding that may have broad implications for improving survival outcomes for many endangered species. See page 1086.
Photo: Cameron Rognan