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The intentional manipulation by humans of the fitness of individuals in a population to produce a desired evolutionary response.
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The selective breeding of domesticated plants and animals to encourage the occurrence of desirable traits.
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 The process of purposefully altering the gene pool of a species by selective breeding.
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human intervention in animal or plant reproduction to improve the value or utility of succeeding generations of the species. Compare with natural selection.
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  The practice of choosing individuals from a population for reproduction, usually because these individuals possess one or more desirable traits.
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the process whereby humans select which of a set of organisms can breed and which cannot, effectively breeding for or against certain traits. This is the oldest form of genetic engineering.
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Artificial selection is the selective breeding carried out by humans to alter a population. It is a procedure often used in agriculture: artificial selection has been used to alter the number of eggs [..]
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Human determination as to which individuals will survive and reproduce. If the selected traits have a genetic basis, they will change and evolve.
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In the Darwinian account of evolution, the variety of selection practiced by humans, in selective breeding in horticulture, animal husbandry, etc. Cf. NATURAL SELECTION
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Selective breeding.
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Selection by humans of a deliberately chosen trait or combination of traits in a (usually captive) population; differing from natural selection in that the criterion for survival and reproduction is the trait chosen, rather than fitness as determined by the entire genotype.
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The deliberate breeding of species to enhance traits that are viewed as desirable by humans.
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Selective breeding of organisms to produce domesticated animals with more desirable traits; selective breeding to test for genetic variation and covariation in a population. Compare to natural selection. © Nature Education
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