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Learn Introductory plant breeding with Braimy- B.Sc agriculture
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  • Inbreeding or consanguineous mating is mating between individuals related by descent or ancestry.
  • The degree of inbreeding of an individual is expressed as inbreeding coefficient (F).
  • When the individuals are closely related, e.g., in brother-sister mating or sib mating, the degree of inbreeding is high.
  • Inbreeding depression may be defined as the reduction or loss in vigour and fertility as a result of inbreeding.
  • Inbreeding depression = F1-F2 / F1 x 100

Inbreeding Depression - Effects On Animals, Plants & Humans

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