NEET Botany Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production Questions Solved


What is the inbreeding depression and how is it caused in organisms? Write any two advantages of inbreeding.

Inbreeding depression : Inbreeding increases homozygosity . Continued inbreeding , especially close inbreeding , usually reduces fertility and even productivity . This is called inbreeding depression.

Advantages of inbreeding :

1. It exposes harmful recessive genes that are eliminated by selection.

2. It helps in developing a pure line in any animal.

3. It also helps in accumulation of superior genes and elimination of less desirable gene.

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