selective breeding


selective breeding
the intentional selection of individual spawners in artificial production programmes to produce particular traits in subsequent generations

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Selective breeding — This article focuses on selective breeding in domesticated animals. For alternate uses, see artificial selection. Selective breeding in domesticated animals is the process of a breeder developing a cultivated breed over time, and selecting… …   Wikipedia

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  • breeding — n. 1) cattle, livestock; horse; poultry breeding 2) selective breeding 3) of breeding (a person of good breeding) * * * [ briːdɪŋ] horse livestock poultrybreeding cattle selective breeding of breeding (a person of goo …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • breeding — breed|ing [ bridıŋ ] noun uncount * 1. ) the process of MATING and producing young animals a ) the activity or business of keeping animals or plants and making them produce new animals or plants: the world leader in cattle breeding technology… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breeding */ — UK [ˈbriːdɪŋ] / US [ˈbrɪdɪŋ] noun [uncountable] 1) a) biology the process of mating and producing young animals b) the activity or business of keeping animals or plants and making them produce new animals or plants the world leader in cattle… …   English dictionary

  • selective — [[t]sɪle̱ktɪv[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: ADJ n A selective process applies only to a few things or people. Selective breeding may result in a greyhound running faster and seeing better than a wolf. ...selective education. Derived words: selectively ADV… …   English dictionary