Inbreed - definition of inbreed by The Free Dictionary
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in·breed (ĭn′brēd′) v. in·bred (-brĕd′), in·breed·ing, in·breeds v. tr.
To subject to inbreeding.
To engage in inbreeding.
in′breed′er n. inbreed ( ˈɪnˈbriːd) vb
-breeding or -bred 1. to breed from unions between closely related individuals, esp over several generations 2. ( tr) to develop within; engender
ˈinˈbreeding n, adj in•breed (ˈɪnˌbrid, ɪnˈbrid) v. -bred, -breed•ing. v.t.
1. to breed (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly.
2. to breed within. v.i.
3. to engage in or undergo such breeding.
To breed by continued mating of closely related individuals.
inbreed Past participle: inbred Gerund: inbreeding Imperative Present Preterite Present Continuous Present Perfect Past Continuous Past Perfect Future Future Perfect Future Continuous Present Perfect Continuous Future Perfect Continuous Past Perfect Continuous Conditional Past Conditional
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She also doesn't know why her spotted salamanders appear to prefer to
. The amphibians might use inbreeding to hold onto local genetic adaptations, she says.
In particular, selection would reduce or purge the genetic load of deleterious recessive alleles from populations that regularly
, resulting in populations that had become at least partly "adapted" to inbreeding (Lande and Schemske 1985).
The rough hypothesis for how the genetic switch works goes back to attempts to