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Chapter 15.1 – Selective Breeding
Define the following terms:
Selective Breeding:
15.1 Reading Assessment: Use pages 418-420 to answer the following questions about
section 1.
1. What is selective breeding used for?
2. How do people increase genetic variation?
3. Give an example of selective breeding.
4. What is the relationship between genetic variations and mutations?
5. How can breeders introduce mutations?
6. How is selective breeding a form of biotechnology?
7. Suppose that you are a geneticist trying to develop a sunflower with red petals and a
short stem. As you compare the sunflowers that you have on hand, what genetic
variations are you looking for? What kinds of plants would you select for crossing?