breeding system

breeding system

the degree and mechanisms of interbreeding within a species or species group. See MATING SYSTEM.
References in periodicals archive ?
In each farm, 20 adult animals were randomly selected (totaling 500 cows) and data regarding breed, age, reproductive problems occurrence, and breeding system were individually collected.
For example, a female North Atlantic right whale was photographed having sex with two males at once, which is an example of a multi-male breeding system, where each female may have many male partners.
Our research had the following objectives: 1) to describe the floral biology and nectar production, 2) to determine the plant's breeding system using manual pollination treatments, and 3) to estimate pollinator visitation rates.
The lawmaker said it is high time that the government enact policies that would promote the scientific propagation of native animals in the country by introducing an effective animal breeding system.
In response to concerns about state-listed endangered species in the area, including wood turtles, a National Grid representative said the utility proposed to avoid construction in the identified habitats during breeding system.
Monitor farmer Simon Bainbridge has been investigating a simplified sheep breeding system and has trialled a number of different tups.
That's exactly what Scorza and his colleagues at the USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, West Virginia, aimed to do when they started "FasTrack," an advanced fruit tree breeding system.
Principal Research officer Muhammad Iqbal briefed the Minister about the research work on the cross breeding system of goats and other animals.
The European Commission is scheduled to adopt, on 8 January, its report on the breeding system for egg-laying hens and the implementation of new standards for animal welfare.
Examples of specific topics include the influence of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on agonistic behavior in freshwater crayfish, chemical communication and social behavior of the lobster Homarus americanus, ecology and evolution of mating behavior in freshwater amphipods, mating strategies in isopods, sperm demand and allocation in decapod crustaceans, hermaphroditism in caridean shrimps, social behavior of parent-offspring groups in crustaceans, sociobiology of terrestrial isopods, the social breeding system of the Jamaican bromeliad crab, ecology and evolution of eusociality in sponge-dwelling shrimp, and anthropogenic stressors and their effects on the behavior of aquatic crustaceans.
Dewi Jones, Innovis managing director, said the new Integrated Sheep Breeding System and the work the company was undertaking based upon the Inverdale gene will have significant benefits for the sheep industry throughout Europe and the UK, opening up new supply-chain opportunities for hill and lowland breeders.
Binney has traced a 'pivotal economic link' between legislation in the USA and Britain favouring Australian bloodstock which contributed to the success of Bruce Lowe's breeding system.