Answer :

When two closely related animals are mated, it is known as inbreeding. Inbreeding results in homozygosity in which the pair of alleles has similar alleles. Continued inbreeding causes inbreeding depression because due to homozygosity there is accumulation of recessive genes in the animals.

The accumulation of recessive genes results in loss of fertility and vigour. Hence, in animal husbandry, if two closely related animals are mated for a few generations, it results in loss of fertility and vigour.


Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
caricature
view all courses
RELATED QUESTIONS :

Explain out-breedBiology - Board Papers

Discuss natural sBiology - Exemplar

‘Modern methods oBiology - Exemplar

What is the diffeBiology - Exemplar