What is selective breeding?
Selective breeding is not a new phenomenon. Humans have been trying to systematically improve their food supply for at least 10,000 years through food biotechnology.
Length: 1 hour
Students will be able to:
- Define selective breeding.
- Describe how selective breeding changes a population over time.
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
- Disciplinary Core Ideas:
- LS3.A Inheritance of Traits
- LS3.B Variation of Traits
Developing and Using Models
- Cross-Cutting Concepts:
Cause and Effect: Cause and effect relationships may be used to predict phenomena in natural systems.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards Addressed:
- Reading Standards for Literature 6-12: Craft and Structure, 4
- Writing Standards 6-12: Production and Distribution, 4
This lesson is a detailed explanation of the backcross breeding process. Variations based on whether backcrossing is performed with dominant, recessive, or multiple traits are discussed. Calculations associated with backcross breeding are explained.