Obj : Discuss reproductive management terms used in the animal science industry. . Genetics. Natural Selection . No human intervention Survival of the fittest Based on an organism’s ability to SURVIVE and pass on its GENETIC information to its offspring . Artificial Selection .
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Genotype=BB or Bb
(Pattern of letters representing the genes for color)
How to design a breeding system:
Traits to breed for:
# Born Alive
How to measure traits
Most common in the livestock industry!!!
Hybrid vigor: crossbred offspring exceeds the average of the two parental breeds
Deleterious gene: Could cause undesirable effects on an individual’s viability, productivity and/or economic value
“Lethal White” gene in Paints:
Elite Sire X Half Sisters
Son of Elite Sire X Daughter of above Females
Grandsire X Granddaughters