Pros And Cons Of Selective Breeding

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Introduction The purpose of my research paper was to define and expand on what animal inbreeding and selective breeding is in the Herpetology world. I have provided definitions of both along with the pros and cons as well. Once done, I hope you will have a clear understanding of the uniqueness of each along with the positive and negative aspects of both topics. Both topics are allowed to be very objective, subjective, or opinionated; however, in the end, inbreeding and selective breeding becomes a personal choice. Inbreeding, in a nut shell, is breeding a pair of animals that are closely related. Inbreeding does have an obvious genetic consequence. In general, by breeding animals that are in the same family it …show more content…
This results in a wide variety of individuals being produced. Some of these individuals may be well-suited to the particular environment and thrive. Others may be less well-suited and may even die before they reproduce. In this way, the environment selects the best-adapted individuals. With humans, we have always tried to improve upon the animals that we have by selecting the animals that have the most desirable characteristics from, like livestock. Humans and not the environment are choosing the most desirable characteristics. Selective breeding is the process of selecting a breeding species of an animal based on specific traits that a breeder wants to reproduce in the offspring. It is carried out by mating animals with desired characteristics or traits to produce offspring in which the traits are more dominant, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. There are two types of selective breeding or also called artificial selection. Selective breeding may involve the traditional breeder’s approach, which involves breeders examining the chosen trait that they want to move on to their offspring and selecting breeds that exhibit a higher amount or extreme values of that

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