Coefficients of Inbreeding and Relationship

  title={Coefficients of Inbreeding and Relationship},
  author={Sewall Wright},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  pages={330 - 338}
  • S. Wright
  • Published 1 July 1922
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
IN the breeding of domestic animals consanguineous matings are frequently made. Occasionally matings are made between very close relatives-sire and daughter, brother and sister, etc.-but as a. rule such close inbreeding is avoided and there is instead an attempt to concentrate the blood of some noteworthy individual by what is known as line breeding. No regular system of mating such as might be followed with laboratory animals is practicable as a rule. The importance of having a coefficient by… 
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