Advances in Genetics : Hybrids
- Hybrids are a combination of genes that have been purposefully created by breeders through cross-breeding of carefully selected breeding pairs.
- Examples of hybrids include most of the fruits and vegetables we eat. Types of apples, tomatoes, virtually every type of fruit or vegeatble we enjoy is from a variety that was created by growers over time carefully cross-breeding plants to produce the tastiest and the hardiest varieties.
- Many animals as well are cross bred to either produce the finest examples of a species; such as champion show dogs or race horses; to cross-breeding to produce new varieties of a genus, such as "designer dogs" including labadoodles and puggles.
- Create a PowerPoint Project:You have 2 class periods to create a PowerPoint research project with 10 slides minimum on something that is a genetic hybrid created by breeders. This can be one of the following
- A fruit or vegetable that has been specially bred for you, the consumer.
- A species of animal specially bred for a specific purpose or job
- A famous racehorse, it's parentage (pedigree) and it's race history and worth
- A new strain of "designer dog" or "designer cat"
- A report on a champion show animal ( such as a specific animal that is judged based upon the purity of it's genes and it's role as being exemplary of it's species)
- A type of flower or tree or shrub that has been developed for it's appearance or for it's medicinal use