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Inbreeding

Inbreeding

The mating of two closely related persons. Also called consanguinity. The act of mating closely related individuals.The mating of organisms between relatives, which usually decreases heterozygosity in the gene pool and done by selective breeders to produce hybrids.


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Is incest avoidance selected for?

Hi! I was wondering, if incest avoidance or inbreeding avoidance is selected for! i know they are not the same thing, but in general, is it genetic? did natural selection select the genes that will create the avoidance behavior in organisms that ...

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by MadMax112
Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is incest avoidance selected for?
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Views: 955

Domesticated animals

It's possible that the first dog breeds were supplemented for a while with wild captures, to diversify their genomes. Another possibility is that inbreeding over a lengthy time will remove bad alleles from a population, leaving it genetically healthy in the long run. This has been confirmed several ...

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by Darby
Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Domesticated animals
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Views: 8761

Inbreeding

... alleles are recessive, covered up when paired with codes that still produce good working proteins, and random, but passing down a family line. Inbreeding can put together 2 bad recessives - that's why it's bad. A mutation that enhances protein function would probably not be recessive, since ...

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by Darby
Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:41 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Inbreeding
Replies: 1
Views: 4101

Inbreeding

I'm bringing a question which arose on a different (non-science) forum. The question arose like this (paraphrasing): ------------------- A: Inbreeding is unethical because of the high chances of birth defects. Birth defects are caused by similar genes. If you keep a gene that may cause a birth ...

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by eyesOpened
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Inbreeding
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Views: 4101

genetic diseases of dogs

I think you are missing Jackbean's point. Mutations arent always apparent, and only gets unmasked after multiple generations of inbreeding. Even with the good genes, inbreeding and variations you create will lead to defects along the way. Dog breeders, pet makers discard the the defect ...

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by david23
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: genetic diseases of dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 4853
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