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Breeding program

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A breeding program is the planned breeding of a group of animals or plants, usually involving at least several individuals and extending over several generations. [1]

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Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.

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Animal fancy

Animal fancy is a hobby involving the appreciation, promotion, or breeding of pet or domestic animals.

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Animal husbandry

Animal husbandry is the branch of agriculture concerned with animals that are raised for meat, fibre, milk, eggs, or other products.

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Captive breeding

Captive breeding is the process of maintaining plants or animals in controlled environments, such as wildlife reserves, zoos, botanic gardens, and other conservation facilities.

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The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus or Felis catus) is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal.

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The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the gray wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species) is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.

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Endangered species

An endangered species is a species which has been categorized as very likely to become extinct.

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Eugenics (from Greek εὐγενής eugenes 'well-born' from εὖ eu, 'good, well' and γένος genos, 'race, stock, kin') is a set of beliefs and practices that aims at improving the genetic quality of a human population.

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European Endangered Species Programme

The European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) is a population management programme for animals kept in European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

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Ex situ conservation

Ex situ conservation literally means, "off-site conservation".

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Gene pool

The gene pool is the set of all genes, or genetic information, in any population, usually of a particular species.

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A generation is "all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively." It can also be described as, "the average period, generally considered to be about thirty years, during which children are born and grow up, become adults, and begin to have children of their own." In kinship terminology, it is a structural term designating the parent-child relationship.

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Horse racing

Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance for competition.

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Inbreeding is the production of offspring from the mating or breeding of individuals or organisms that are closely related genetically.

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Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (Netherlands)

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat; EZK) is the Dutch Ministry responsible for Commercial policy, International trade, Industrial policy, Investment policy, Technology policy, Energy policy, Nuclear energy policy, Renewable energy policy, Environmental policy, Climate change policy, Natural resources, Mining, Space policy and Tourism Affairs.

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Plants are mainly multicellular, predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae.

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Selective breeding

Selective breeding (also called artificial selection) is the process by which humans use animal breeding and plant breeding to selectively develop particular phenotypic traits (characteristics) by choosing which typically animal or plant males and females will sexually reproduce and have offspring together.

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An undersecretary is an executive government official in many countries, frequently a career public servant, who typically acts as a senior administrator or second-in-command to a politically appointed Cabinet Minister or other government official.

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Planned breeding.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breeding_program

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