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Inbreeding Inbreeding is induced in small populations where the likelihood of mating between relatives is high. Additionally inbreeding is induced by assortative mating between like phenotypes or relatives (sib-crossing, self pollination). In general ibreeding leads to an increase of homozygosity and thus an increase of phenotypic uniformity. Inbred lines are in general smaller and show reduced vigour [...]

September 13th, 2009
Topic: Crop Science, Plant breeding Tags: None