12 Facts About Selective breeding


Charles Darwin discussed how selective breeding had been successful in producing change over time in his 1859 book, On the Origin of Species.

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Deliberate exploitation of selective breeding to produce desired results has become very common in agriculture and experimental biology.

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The notion of selective breeding was later expressed by the Persian Muslim polymath Abu Rayhan Biruni in the 11th century.

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Selective breeding noted the idea in his book titled India, which included various examples.

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Selective breeding was established as a scientific practice by Robert Bakewell during the British Agricultural Revolution in the 18th century.

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Selective breeding bred the Improved Black Cart horse, which later became the Shire horse.

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Purebred Selective breeding aims to establish and maintain stable traits, that animals will pass to the next generation.

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Studies in evolutionary physiology, behavioral genetics, and other areas of organismal biology have made use of deliberate selective breeding, though longer generation times and greater difficulty in breeding can make these projects challenging in such vertebrates as house mice.

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Plant Selective breeding has been used for thousands of years, and began with the domestication of wild plants into uniform and predictable agricultural cultigens.

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Selective breeding programs show that O edulis susceptibility to the infection differs across oyster strains in Europe.

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Selective breeding is a direct way to determine if a specific trait can evolve in response to selection.

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Selective breeding is better for traits such as physiology and behavior that are hard to measure because it requires fewer individuals to test than single-generation testing.

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