What´s Selective Breeding? Essay

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Selective breeding (A.K.A artificial selection) is a procedure in which humans intentionally choose which traits they desire of an organism to pass on to their offspring. Selective breeding is a practice that has been done by humans since hundreds of years ago. Farmers chose crops and cattle with beneficial desirable traits (e.g. larger size) and made them breed. Despite the fact that they did not know the concept of genes and selective breeding, it was probably noticeable to them that when two parents with desirable genes were made to breed, it was very likely for the offspring to inherit these desirable genes. This is now a widely used practice for all sorts of plants and animals in order to achieve offspring with desirable traits. The …show more content…
Selective breeding (A.K.A artificial selection) is a procedure in which humans intentionally choose which traits they desire of an organism to pass on to their offspring. Selective breeding is a practice that has been done by humans since hundreds of years ago. Farmers chose crops and cattle with beneficial desirable traits (e.g. larger size) and made them breed. Despite the fact that they did not know the concept of genes and selective breeding, it was probably noticeable to them that when two parents with desirable genes were made to breed, it was very likely for the offspring to inherit these desirable genes. This is now a widely used practice for all sorts of plants and animals in order to achieve offspring with desirable traits. The banana is no exception to this.

Presently, when we examine a banana that we are able to obtain from the supermarket; we are able to discover that it has a nice and sweet taste, the length and thickness of it are reasonably impeccable so it fits nicely in a person’s hands, the surface of the banana is anti-slip making it easy to hold and there is a small flap at the top of every banana so that all one is required to do is just pull it lightly and the skin peels away; giving one access to the edible fruit inside.
However the banana did not always have these desirable traits. In the wild (around thousands of years ago) bananas were nothing like their current derivatives; they were small and oval with extremely thick and tough skin. The

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