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Sun March 20, 2011 By: Shrilekha Sharma

derive the concept of artificial selection through the concept of Darwin's natural selection?

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Mon March 21, 2011
Dear Student,
 
Darwin's theory of natural selection denotes that accumulation of continuous variations causes change in individuals to form new species.
Variations can occur due to environmental factors or genetic factors.
 
When man starts selecting individuals with variations, it gives rise to the concept of artificial selection.
During this mode of selection, individuals with desired characters are selected and separated from those which do not have such characters. If this is repeated for many generations, it produces a new breed with desired characters.
 
Artificial selection is similar to natural selection except that the role of nature is taken over by man and the characters selected are of human use.
 
We hope that clarifies your query.
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