Is 78 people enough of a gene pool?
Hi so I am writing a book, and in it there are 78 people in a colony, is this enough of a gene pool to avoid instant inbreeding and for the colony to expand in population?
- JLv 73 years ago
If the 78 people are all related, or several extended families, then no.
Otherwise if they are unrelated, probably OK, but I'll defer to biologists / geneticists.