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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It said the industry had created "unnatural animals" with the use of artificial selection and genetic manipulation that led to a genetic condition which "caused them to suffer as they may overheat and would undergo the pain and stress of shearing".
Moreover, higher levels of genetic diversity among farmed populations facilitate to enhance their ability dealing with environmental change, artificial selection, etc (Min et al., 2015).
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Therefore, we assumed that nsSNPs of DMBT1 of Landrace might correlate with the fertilization capacity that was acquired during artificial selection, making the reproductive capacity of Landrace pigs superior to that of other breeds [27].
Selective breeding (also called artificial selection) is the process by which humans use animal breeding and plant breeding to selectively develop particular phenotypic traits (characteristics) by choosing which typically animal or plant males and females will sexually reproduce and have offspring together.
An important reason should be artificial selection even if the low-frequency serendipitous backyard hybridization would lead to distinct domestication of crops.
(3) Artificial selection operator will save the best individual of each population in evolution, which is regarded as criterion of the algorithm convergence.
Other theorists, however, have proposed that intelligent life may constitute such an adaptation, an idea known as "cosmological natural selection with intelligence" or CNS-I [11] (or alternatively, "cosmological artificial selection" [12]).
Artificial selection has fundamentally transformed plants; for example, the biomass allocation pattern has changed in grain crops.
Coupled with a steady rise in the number of its local organising units, known as shakhas, in the poll- bound state, the RSS is now out to showcase its programme of artificial selection among young activists, both male and female, through a programme that reminds one of ancient Greece.
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.