Q. 13

State the disadva

Answer :

Inbreeding is the mating of animals that are closely related for example parents and their offsprings, full brothers and sisters or half brother and sisters.


Disadvantages:


• It decreases the fertility and even, productivity of an animal.


• Continuous inbreeding among cattle causes inbreading depression.


• Most animals carry undesirable genes and inbreeding further magnifies this.


• Inbreeding reduce rate of growth and size of the animals.


Overcome:


It can be overcome by applying outbreeding, in which mating is done between different breeds or individuals having no common ancestors.


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