inbreeding


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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.
The average inbreeding coefficients in the whole, the inbred and the reference population (living reproductive animals born from 2009 to 2013) were found 0.
Marriage may have saved prehistoric humans and helped us outlive the Neanderthals, as our Stone Age ancestors were smart enough to know not to have sex with their brothers and sisters and how to avoid inbreeding.
However, the selection of the best populations should be based on genetic parameters related to the following factors: behavior of inbred lines when they reach complete homozygosity, highlighting, inbreeding depression (ID), estimated additive effects ([mu] + [alpha]) and the contribution of heterozygous loci ([delta]) (vENCOVSKY & BARRIGA, 1992).
Responses to directional selection and inbreeding in populations of species usually follow the regular patterns predicted by quantitative genetics theory (Falcorner, 1981).
2] hybrids which is referred to as inbreeding depression and occurs due to homozygosity at many loci.
Inbreeding is a specific case of matrimonial ties between spouses.
The majestic looking white tiger, which hasn't been spotted in the wild since 1958, is predisposed to a high neonatal mortality owing to a vicious cycle of inbreeding that began with the capture of presumably the last such dweller of the forest by the last maharaja of Rewa in 1951.
This is a sensitive test for health and vigour declines," he said, noting that in a previous study, he used the same test to show how inbreeding hurt the health of mice.
This is a sensitive test for health and vigor declines," he said, noting that in a previous study, he used the same test to show how inbreeding hurt the health of mice.
We used stochastic computer simulations to understand how genetic gains and levels of inbreeding are affected when greenlip (Haliotis laevigata) breeding programs encounter varying severity and frequency of reproductive failure.
All "breeds" were originally created with some degree of inbreeding and linebreeding to "fix" certain desired traits that were seen in the foundation animals.