Essay On Random Breeding

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The results of the statistical comparison of genetic variability between the wild and founding population suggests that because the assumption figure is less than 0.5 (see table 2) the null hypothesis could not be dismissed. This meant that there is was no difference between the wild and founding population’s genetic variability. In relation to conservation biology, this finding is rather optimistic. Due to the fact that the two populations genetic variability is close to one-another allows for scientists to begin with a microcosm of the original population. This implies that if the correct methods of breeding are followed, then there is a strong possibility that the population of black-footed ferrets could be re-bred with the same genetic variability of the wild population.

When comparing the 8th generation of both the random and planned breeding population, a noticeable difference can be detected. During random breeding, the most dominant allele, H, drastically outweighed the other alleles by the 8th
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It is unrealistic that a population of ferrets bred for an extensive period of time would be incapable of being rehabilitated into nature. When an animal is raised in captivity, it’s natural habits and methods of survival can be lost after generations and generations of being raised in captivity by humans. The animal is likely to lose many of its extinctive abilities. Humans provide helter, food and warmth and therefore the animal’s risks losing their ability to provide for themselves. To reduce the factor of domestication, reserves and tracking devices could be incorporated into planned breeding methods. The reserve would allow for the animal to remain in their natural habitat and remain relatively unthreatened while the tracking would allow for scientists to continue to monitor their locations and still be able to reinforce planned

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