What Are Some Pros and Cons of Selective Breeding?


Some of the advantages associated with selective breeding include: disease resistance, higher yields and superior products. On the other hand, some of the disadvantages that accompany selective breeding are: risk of recessive gene, reduced genetic diversity over a long period of time and the risk of inbreeding depression.
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The pros of selective breeding are its beneficial outcomes that include increased yields, faster growth, pest resistance and tolerance to diseases while its cons are the risk of causing mutations and risk of producing bio-hazards. Selective breeding is used to produce pure strains of desired organisms.
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