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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…

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    Although society has grown to accept individuals with mental disabilities it wasn’t always so. This paper will speak about significant contributions and theories of psychologists and the development of selective breeding. In the 19th century, a social movement claiming to improve the genetic qualities of human populations was developed. The process of improving the human race through the production of superior offspring was known as Eugenics (Boring, 2010). The idea that created eugenics started…

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    Selective breeding is the human interference in the genetic transfer in animals and plants. Humans take the idea of natural selection where instead of the environment selecting for the alleles that are best suited for the organism to survive in the wild, humans select rare desirable phenotypic traits in organisms and breed them with each other in order produce an offspring containing those traits. Desirable traits include leaner meat in animals, or better quality milk in cows for commercial…

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    Wolves, corns, and bananas, what do they all have in common? Selective breeding. It’s a process by which humans can select desirable traits less precisely than methods used today. For example, dogs weren’t the lovely creatures that we have today. Rather, they were vicious scavengers, quite hostile to humans (Lange). However, everything changed once humans learned to manipulate gene expression by only allowing less hostile breeds to reproduce. Although this method of changing behavioral gene…

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    The use of artificial insemination in dairy cattle selective breeding enables the best bulls and cows are chose to improve the genetic make-up such as qualities - milk fat content and quantity of milk in the dairy cow population. This helps to prevent the spread of diseases that can result from normal sexual reproduction because AI is done using sterile procedures also the use of AI can minimize injury to the cattle population that caused by aggressive bulls during the mating process. The use…

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    through Gene Therapy and Selective Breeding Gene Therapy → explain the processes involved Gene therapy is the process of altering an existing gene in the DNA and inserting it into cells in an organism to fix genetic disorders or diseases. In humans, gene therapy is the process in which some of the defect cells or the cells carrying the disease are removed from the body (eg. lung cells in a Cystic Fibrosis patient) in order to harvest their DNA. The base sequence of their DNA is then altered to…

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    tried. Selective breeding is now most commonly used in plants, however, it has unfortunately been forced upon people as well. To explain, the act of choosing traits that are deemed perfect or greater than others is called selective breeding. Specifically, “Artificial Selection is the form of selection in which humans actively choose which traits should be passed onto offspring,” --insert citation--. In modern times, it is only used on plants, trying to produce a higher yield of them. For…

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    Canis Lupus Familaris is domestic dogs that have been bred into becoming both a “working dog” and “show dog”. While transitioning and adapting to their entirely new environment, these dogs who are used by humans to be selectively bred start to genetically change which manipulates all their offspring’s. “Over several generations, the original wild grey wolf has changed and a new species appeared that is genetically different from the founding stock that was adopted by the humans: the Canis…

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    Argumentative Essay Rough Draft Does a child in the community have to die before pit bulls are banned? The breeds of dogs that are considered pit bulls are the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bully, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier. The American Bulldog is sometimes considered a pit bull, too. No dog breed is perfect; however, the Pit Bull is an aggressive and dangerous dog breed that should be carefully monitored. There are several measures that communities…

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    Beginning at the start of human civilization with the Ancient Egyptians, humans started to deliberately breed dogs to help with everyday tasks. The tasks Egyptians used dogs for included hunting and guarding. Thus, traits for strength and swiftness were selected for breeding so they were strong but fast. This allowed them the ability to catch prey and thieves. This act of choosing certain traits to enhance a dog’s ability to perform a set task is known as artificial selection. Charles Darwin…

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