selective breeding


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selective breeding

the breeding of animals and plants to embrace desirable characters.
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The award will allow him to travel to a number of countries to study selective breeding programs for Atlantic salmon, prawns, coho salmon, red swamp crawfish, channel catfish, oysters and tilapia.
Today the eugenicists have come out of hiding and they once again claim that selective breeding will reduce crime.
Similarly, by selective breeding one can grow superior varieties of roses and orchids.
This is when selective breeding started in earnest, mostly to create a uniform product for the city-dwelling consumer.
Instead of direct endorsement of extermination, mass sterilization, and selective breeding, which nonetheless implicitly shadow the book, Murray and Herrnstein propose a world in which people will be slotted into places that fit their cognitive ability.
Selective breeding and translocation of thermotolerant individuals may lead to reductions in recipient population fitness due to resource trade-offs with other fitness traits, such as growth and fecundity.
Peppers occupy the vast majority of the book, with information on traditional selective breeding, genome structure, molecular maps, and candidate gene approaches for genetic engineering.
YEARS of sound dairy husbandry and a selective breeding programme are now paying off handsomely for a West Wales farming family.
The Top 20 Food and Drink Innovations in order - Refrigeration, Pasteurisation / sterilisation, Canning, The oven, Irrigation, Threshing machine/combine harvester, Baking, Selective breeding / strains, Grinding / milling, The plough, Fermentation, The fishing net, Crop rotation, The pot, The knife, Eating utensils, The cork, The barrel, The microwave oven and Frying.
EICMP works around that through a selective breeding procedure that involves making one milk-producing mother have multiple offspring through surrogate mothers, which it developed with the cooperation of Dubai's Camel Reproduction Centre.
Selective breeding is a form of genetic manipulation - bear in mind that if we didn't breed some animals for certain traits, we would quite literally have farm animals that are from the stone age and I can assure you they would get nowhere near feeding the current population let alone the extra we need to consider.

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