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.