pros and cons of selective breeding in plants

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pros and cons of selective breeding in plants

Post by biologygirl » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:07 pm

im writing a paper selective breeding in plants and animals. i have to list the pros and cons for a debate, but i cant seem to find many pros or cons for selective breeding- could someone please help! thanks
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Post by Linn » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:10 pm

How about if the plant seleted can "breed" true
or not by seed.
That is something that happens with hybrids.
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Post by mith » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:17 am

The pros should be pretty obvious, I mean what are the breeding the plant for right?
And you don't necessarily have to list many different types of pro/cons. It's important that you explain each and give specific and enough examples to prove your point.
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Post by kiekyon » Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:37 am

pro - get all the desirable quality- bigger fruit, more resistant to diseases, more productive

con - loss of some indigenous species, limited genetic diversity causing possible extinction

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