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breeding between members of a relatively small population, especially one in which most members are related
Present participle of inbreed
The mating between animals that are more closely related than the average relationship in the breed In common usage, inbreeding refers to matings between close relatives, such as father to daughter, brother to sister, and half-brother to half sister Planned breeding programs often use this strategy of breeding to concentrate desired genes in the breeding stock, and fix a "type", or "look" It is a process that exposes both the good and bad qualities in the stock If the strain does carry a mutant, recessive gene (harmful or beneficial), it is more likely to become apparent sooner with inbreeding The school of thought is that, although this might result in a high rate of defective kittens in the short term, the negative trait's exposure (and elimination from the program) in the long term is in the best interests of the breed
In an animal species, breeding between the same or closely related stocks, which reduces genetic diversity and can cause undesirable recessive characteristics to appear
{i} breeding of closely related individuals
the act of mating closely related individuals
It is the mating of brother/sister, sire/daughter, or son/dam to fix or accentuate a particular trait or character
mating among related individuals - mating of close relatives, which reduces genetic diversity, often leading to expression of deleterious recessive characteristics and reduction of fitness in the offspring
General term used to describe the mating of fish within family groups Successive inbreeding can lead to deformities and other problems Can be avoided by keeping stocks of several different families separate and always breeding between families
Inbreeding is the repeated breeding of closely related animals or people. In the 19th century, inbreeding nearly led to the extinction of the royal family. when children, animals, or plants are produced from closely related members of the same family. Mating of closely related individuals. The opposite is outbreeding, the mating of unrelated organisms. Inbreeding is useful in keeping desirable characteristics or eliminating undesirable ones, but it often results in decreased vigour, size, and fertility of the offspring because of the combined effect of harmful genes that were recessive in both parents (see recessiveness). The closest type of inbreeding is self-fertilization. In linebreeding, mates are selected on the basis of their relationships to a certain superior ancestor. The backcross (crossing a first-generation hybrid with one of the parental types) is a common method of inbreeding
Used for the same reasons as line breeding but involves breeding closely related animals, such as father to daughter or full brother to full sister Outcross: Adds genetic diversity and "hybrid vigor" but also makes offspring's characteristics hard to predict and inconsistent
Preferential mating between close relatives
Mating of close relatives, that is, the mating of individuals likely to share some of their genes due to common ancestry
The mating of related individuals
To produce or generate within
To breed with those that share common traits or qualities
To breed or reproduce with those that are related
{f} repeatedly breed closely related individuals; generate within, produce within
To breed in and in
See under Breed, v