linebreeding


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line·breed·ing

(līn'brēd'ing),
Practice of successive inbreeding of closely related individuals with the object of concentrating desirable or scientifically interesting genetic characteristics of some individual or group.

linebreeding

breeding to animals in the same family. A form of inbreeding in which an attempt is made to concentrate the inheritance of some one ancestor, or line of ancestors, in a breed or herd.
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And there must be major discretion in linebreeding and inbreeding.
Line 1 illustrates a successful linebreeding program in which a high degree of relationship (39 percent) to the founding sire has been maintained for 18 generations.
Jack was an intelligent man, a family man, a great racing and breeding enthusiast and a champion of the linebreeding techniques that have produced so many top-class horses.
All "breeds" were originally created with some degree of inbreeding and linebreeding to "fix" certain desired traits that were seen in the foundation animals.
He was referring to the beginning of the nation's first long-term studies on genetic selection and linebreeding at the ARS Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, Montana.