Examples of inbreeding in a Sentence
genetic defects caused by inbreeding
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Over time, this can lead to inbreeding, lower genetic diversity, and eventually extinction.
During this time, prehistoric modern humans began to actively diversify their groups to avoid inbreeding or stay with friends during difficult times, Spikins said.
Arctic foxes are endangered in Sweden, Norway and Finland, scattered in isolated populations that can fall victim to severe inbreeding, further threatening their survival.
The federal agency decided to release them anyway, citing an urgent need to expand the wild population to prevent inbreeding.
But in recent years, a long-time study of wolves and moose interaction on the island has found that due to inbreeding and disease, the pack of wolves had dwindled to just two, with the moose population exploding.
For 5,000 bears to survive in this region (the minimum thought to be required to prevent inbreeding), scientists believe the animals may need help from humans.
Later on Victorians produced many breeds that have even narrower bottlenecks, with much inbreeding.
Breeding from only the same line means inbreeding, which results in a buildup of the recessive genes that cause common non-conformation-related brachycephalic dog diseases like heart disease and skin issues.
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INBREEDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inbreeding for English Language Learners
: a process by which animals, plants, or people are born from or produced by closely related parents
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