hybridization

Discussion of the distribution and abundance of living organisms and how these properties are affected by interactions between the organisms and their environment

Moderators: Leonid, amiradm, BioTeam

Post Reply
ananyaanu
Garter
Garter
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:20 pm

hybridization

Post by ananyaanu » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:32 pm

I don't understand the difference between inbreeding and outbreeding.Plz explain with an eg.
I desperately need the answer yaar!!!!!!!!

Cat
King Cobra
King Cobra
Posts: 635
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:40 pm

Post by Cat » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:09 pm

inbreeding - mating within a population.

Examples:
pure breed dogs, cats, etc., and Royal families until recently.

outbreeding - mating outside a population.

Examples:
strays, breeding a horse and a donkey to produce a mule, etc., and Royal families of today and in Cinderella stories.

Crucible
Coral
Coral
Posts: 187
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:46 am

Re: hybridization

Post by Crucible » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:36 am

What rules define what a ( or "the") "population" is ? That is, how many individuals is the minimum allowable - what allows you to say something is indeed, a population ?

aptitude
Coral
Coral
Posts: 115
Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:58 am

Post by aptitude » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:55 pm

In genetics, the population would be defined as a group of closely related individuals. I don't understand why this is posted in an ecology forum. Do inbreeding/outbreeding mean something slightly different in ecology?

Crucible
Coral
Coral
Posts: 187
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:46 am

Re:

Post by Crucible » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:22 pm

aptitude wrote:In genetics, the population would be defined as a group of closely related individuals. I don't understand why this is posted in an ecology forum. Do inbreeding/outbreeding mean something slightly different in ecology?
So a population must be more than one individual ? That's it? And all closely related.

1/ Why cannot a population be just one individual ?

2/ What definition for "closely related "? Are all humans "closely related". Are all apes closely related ?

User avatar
JackBean
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 5694
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:12 pm

Post by JackBean » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:51 pm

can a group be just one individual?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests