counterselection

noun coun·ter·selection \"+\

Definition of counterselection

  1. :  selection opposed in its effects to natural selection: such as a :  preservation of less well-adapted individuals :  dysgenic selection b :  selection in plant or animal breeding against a quality undesirable from the point of view of the breeder though likely to be retained in a state of nature counterselection against low milk production in cattle

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Origin and Etymology of counterselection

counter- + selection


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