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the act of choosing

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Intense artificial selection contributing to racing performance on chromosome 22
As English adapts its way through a sea of localized users, this English would then be subjected to further adaptation and customization - all part of the artificial selection process.
the power of natural and artificial selection to produce changes in diverse populations of organisms, and various types of indirect evidence, e.
Intervening chapters treat the genetic and ecological contexts of asexual and sexual natural and artificial selection.
The second chapter reviews evidence for evolution, drawing from the fossil record, artificial selection, and embryology, as well as newer types of evidence such as molecular evolution and the medically relevant development of drug resistance.
honeybees used to be smaller before humans decided a bigger bee was better for honey production Now, there are indications the artificial selection may have left honeybees more susceptible to mites and the diseases they spread.
Controlled artificial selection, he thought, could and should speed up and fine-tune the development of desired characteristics in humanity, much as mankind had done in domesticating plants and animals.
Yet hybridization and artificial selection have been considered evil or dirty for reasons that I have yet to fathom.