breeding individual

breeding individual

an individual in a POPULATION that is involved in transferring its genes to the next generation via the process of SEXUAL REPRODUCTION. Thus a population will have two components: breeding individuals and those not breeding (i.e.

immature juveniles, and mature individuals that have undergone GENETIC DEATH).

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The Premiership champions are breeding individual match-winners of top quality.
He believes breeding individual chickens to yield more eggs compounded the problem.
In order to protect the unique genetic characters of different Tibet chickens populations, these individuals with admixed ancestry origin should not be considered as core breeding individuals.
In addition, selection of breeding individuals and non-random mating between individuals selected are also important factors to cause the genetic diversity loss.
As there are less than 200 breeding individuals left in the wild, gharials have been declared a critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and are also listed in Schedule- I of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
I calculated overall percentages of breeding individuals, percentage of adults, percentage of adult males in the total sample of adult males and females, overall mean weights for males and females.
The scientists put the number at 18,500 people, but this refers only to breeding individuals, the "effective" population.
Last year there was a record total of 42,338 breeding individuals.
Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) With a population of fewer than 600 breeding individuals, the short-tailed albatross is one of the world's rarest birds.
In particular, Lloyd (1887) found golden-fronted woodpeckers as far west as Reagan County, Texas, in the Concho Valley region, and Hasbrouck (1889) found breeding individuals as far north as Eastland County, Texas.
Keitt (1999) also suspected a small number of breeding individuals on Todos Santos and San Martin, but this was not confirmed.
Even this assumption may be violated if survival prospects are so low, both for breeding individuals and their offspring, that breeding suppression actually prevents or lessens a population decrease.