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mating systems in animals

Postby stunner_9 » Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:42 pm

hello
i really want to know if it's possible for animals to mate with members of their own family to ensure their species' survival?
thnx
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Postby mith » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:15 pm

inbreeding?
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Postby Ultrashogun » Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:21 pm

Its possible, but it could have negative genetic effects on the offspring due to a higher probability of recessive allels apearing omozigote.
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Postby justpassinthru » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:47 pm

When I was a kid I had 2 pet guinea pigs. They mated and produced 4 offspring. The offspring, in turn, inbred with each other and the parents to produce more. All were healthy.

Granted, this is only 3 generations. But I'm sure that inbreeding on a certain limited scale can enhance the population with no dire consequences. If the species is in danger of becoming extinct, then I'm sure inbreeding is the only option.
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Re: mating systems in animals

Postby Dr.Stein » Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:25 am

stunner_9 wrote:hello
i really want to know if it's possible for animals to mate with members of their own family to ensure their species' survival?
thnx

What do you mean by "family". It relates to taxonomical term or you refer it to common family like father-mother-sister-brother thing? ;)
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Postby Condraz23 » Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:34 am

I think he is referring to the common meaning.
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Postby dipjyoti » Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:15 pm

In animal husbandry and in horticulture the selection of stock for propagation and the act of insemination by natural or artificial means is called breeding.

By breeding u can make them survived.

Taxonomical Term also very important for their type n selective breeding.
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Postby JagaRundi » Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:34 pm

If you accept the idea that there was once a man and a woman, then in-breeding would have to happen for several generations in order to have enough people to get it really going. It limits the new genes being introduced, but it is definately possible. Dalmations have had a history of limited gene selection in the purebreds and it has led to some interesting problems....kidney failure is one that comes to mind.
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Postby stunner_9 » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:28 am

well thnx coz i realli wanted to know if this was possible without any genetical problems
ummm... i was actualli thinking of parents-sister-brother kind of relationship
n.....im not a guy!!!!! :evil:
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