artificial selection

artifi′cial selec′tion
n.
gen a process in the breeding of animals and in the cultivation of plants by which the breeder chooses to perpetuate only those forms having certain desirable inheritable characteristics

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Artificial selection — is the intentional breeding for certain traits, or combinations of traits, over others, and is synonymous with Selective breeding . It was originally defined by Charles Darwin in contrast to the process of natural selection, in which the… …   Wikipedia

  • artificial selection — artificial selection. См. искусственный отбор. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • artificial selection — noun : the process of modifying organisms by selection in breeding controlled by man * * * a process in the breeding of animals and in the cultivation of plants by which the breeder chooses to perpetuate only those forms having certain desirable… …   Useful english dictionary

  • artificial selection — dirbtinė atranka statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Augalų veislės gerinimas, atrenkant geresniuosius individus. atitikmenys: angl. artificial selection rus. искусственный отбор …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • artificial selection — selection of parental fish in a breeding programme designed to produce specific characters or traits in the young …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • artificial selection — a process in the breeding of animals and in the cultivation of plants by which the breeder chooses to perpetuate only those forms having certain desirable inheritable characteristics. * * *       in biology, the selective breeding of animals and… …   Universalium

  • artificial selection — the interference by humans in the selection of the genotypes to produce succeeding generations of a given organism …   Medical dictionary

  • artificial selection — /ˌatəfɪʃəl səˈlɛkʃən/ (say .ahtuhfishuhl suh lekshuhn) noun See selection (def. 7) …   Australian English dictionary

  • artificial selection — noun intervention by humans in the breeding of plants or animals in order to preserve selected genetic traits …   Wiktionary

  • artificial selection — The practice of choosing individuals from a population for reproduction, usually because these individuals possess one or more desirable traits …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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