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Artificially Selecting Dogs
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Students learn how artificial selection can be used to develop new dog breeds with characteristics that make the dogs capable of performing a desirable task.
- Artificial selection provides a model for natural selection.
- People selectively breed domesticated plants and animals to produce offspring with preferred characteristics.
- Offspring inherit many traits from their parents, but are not identical to their parents.
- Scientists use artificial selection as a model to learn about natural selection.
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