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Inbreeding

Meanings and phrases

inbreeding

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of mating closely related individuals

inbreeding depression

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Inbreeding causes early death (inbreeding depression) in the zebra finch "Taeniopygia guttata".
  • When close relatives mate, progeny may exhibit the detrimental effects of inbreeding depression.
  • Sibling-mating avoidance reduces inbreeding depression that is largely due to the expression of homozygous deleterious recessive mutations.
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