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  1. #1 Selective breeding 
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    Hello; i am new to the forum.

    I would like to ask you about selective breeding and the chances of producing a Taurus (bull) that displayed favourable traits and phenotypes of 2 selectively-picked cattle; thus to produce a better offspring as a result.

    Taurus have 30 chromosome pairs; so what are the potential outcomes of the breeding?

    How do favourable phenotypes become dominant? is that just a result of the phenotype being heterozygous dominant?

    Am i correct in thinking that it is important to keep as many different phenotype combinations in genes as possible; as this allows for diversity within a species?!? if the potential phenotypic combinations were reduced; would this mean that the species would begin to look more and more alike with continued breeding?

    Thank you for your time and help; much appreciated.


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