Mating of Alleles

  • Bruce Hannon
  • Matthias Ruth


Genetic theory is used in two basic commercial ways today: animal and plant breeding in agriculture and in the field of conservation biology. In the former, the basic strategy is to identify and eliminate undesirable, susceptible alleles by selective breeding. The susceptibility can be to a particular disease or perhaps it is manifested as a structural problem such as weak anchor roots in corn plants.


Selective Breeding Conservation Biologist Genetic Theory Initial Frequency Genotype Counter 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Hannon
    • 1
  • Matthias Ruth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Center for Energy and Environmental StudiesBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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