inbreeding


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Related to inbreeding: Inbreeding depression, Inbreeding Coefficient

in·breed·ing

 (ĭn′brē′dĭng)
n.
1. The breeding or mating of closely related individuals.
2. The intentional breeding of closely related individuals so as to preserve desirable traits in a stock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inbreeding - the act of mating closely related individualsinbreeding - the act of mating closely related individuals
mating, pairing, sexual union, union, coupling, conjugation - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
Translations

inbreeding

[ˈɪnˌbriːdɪŋ] Nendogamia f

inbreeding

[ˈɪnbriːdɪŋ] n
(human)unions fpl consanguines
(animal)croisement m d'animaux de même souche

inbreeding

nInzucht f

inbreeding

[ˈɪnˈbriːdɪŋ] n (Zool) → inbreeding m inv; (of people) → unioni fpl fra consanguinei

inbreeding

n endogamia (form), procreación f entre una familia extendida, procreación entre familiares
References in classic literature ?
The people, though still sturdy, seem to have become somewhat dull from inbreeding and to have required an infusion of altogether different blood from without.
Increased homozygosity leads to inbreeding depression if the recessive alleles are detrimental.
Inbreeding is a specific case of matrimonial ties between spouses.
Increasing the size of the breeding operation had a less pronounced effect on the increase in genetic gain compared with tolerating high rates of inbreeding and running a more aggressive selection approach.
All "breeds" were originally created with some degree of inbreeding and linebreeding to "fix" certain desired traits that were seen in the foundation animals.
INBREEDING to Northern Dancer is now commonplace rather than the exception but even so, sending a Stravinsky mare to Peintre Celebre, which results in tight inbreeding to Nureyev, might have been regarded as being on the risky side in some quarters.
Though the genetic harms of inbreeding are well known, kin marriages produce (on an average) more viable offspring than the (non-inbreeding) alternative of no marriage.
In small, isolated populations mating amongst relatives and inbreeding are unavoidable.
They want to find out if decreasing numbers of adders in the region has led to inbreeding.
Charles Darwin's family was a living human example of a theory that he developed about plants: that inbreeding could affect negatively the health and number of resulting offspring.
The increase in inbreeding per generation has been kept low as matings between close relatives have been avoided.
However, participating institutions have expressed concerns regarding space allocation, target population size (TPS), breeding restrictions, inbreeding depression, and harvest in relation to future population availability and viability.