artificial selection


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artificial selection

n.
Human intervention in animal or plant reproduction or survival to allow only individuals with desirable traits to reproduce.

artifi′cial selec′tion


n.
a process in the breeding of animals and in the cultivation of plants by which the breeder chooses to perpetuate only those forms having certain desirable inheritable characteristics.
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Motivated by these approaches, we aimed to use selective sweeps to detect markers associated with artificial selection for racing performance in Thoroughbreds.
We know little about the role of these constraints on crop domestication, nor how artificial selection can escape them.
A Matter of Breeding is an incendiary cultural history of pedigreed and purebred dogs, revealing the horrific toll that artificial selection has had on the medical health of these animals.
Agricultural products from Uzbekistan are in demand in Israel, according to the Head of the Artificial Selection Laboratory at the Israel's Zeraim Gedera, Dr.
For most of history, artificial selection on large herbivores was probably weak, Marshall said.
Others argued that the artificial selection of eugenics should amplify natural selection in eliminating weaklings from the Italian population.