|Consider the following statements about inbreeding which is used in animal husbandry.|
|1. Inbreeding refers to the mating of more closely related individuals within the same breed for 4-6 generations.|
|2. Inbreeding exposes harmful recessive genes that are eliminated by selection.|
|3. It helps in accumulation of superior genes and elimination of less desirable genes.|
|4. Continued inbreeding, especially close inbreeding, usually reduces fertility and even productivity.|
|This is called inbreeding depression.|
|Which of the stateinent (s) given above is/are correct?|
A) 1 and 2
B) 2 and 4
C) Only 4
D) All of these
Correct Answer: D
Solution :[d] All the given statements are correct. When breeding is between animals of the same breed it is called inbreeding, while crosses between different breeds are called outbreeding. Inbreeding refers to the mating of more closely related individuals within the same breed for 4-6 generations. The breeding strategy is as follows superior males and superior females of the identified and mated in pairs.
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