Selective Breeding Programs is a part of the VCE Biology area of study ‘How are Species Related?’ and subtopic ‘Changes in Biodiversity Over Time’. Building on the idea of genetic drift and natural selection, selective breeding programs can cause gene pool changes. The effects of selective breeding can be seen over an extended period of time, such as vegetables and companion animals, or over a shorter period of time, such as award-winning show dogs.
So What is Selective Breeding?
Selective breeding involves choosing parents with the most desirable outcome to create fitter offspring. Watch this video to learn more.
Selective breeding is also important in conservation programs. This video explains!
Want to see the effect of 60 years of selective breeding? Meet the domesticated fox in this video!
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