what is inbreeding depression...

Inbreeding depression is the reduction in the fertility and productivity of an organism due to continuous inbreeding. Inbreeding refers to the mating of closely- related individuals within the same breed. Continued inbreeding especially close inbreeding usually reduces the fertility and even productivity of an organism.

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inbreeding depression is a condition seen in self pollinating plants.

when self pollination occurs there is no variation seen (i.e. offspring exactly similar to parent {CLONE}).

due to this the offspring is not well adapted to the environment .

(for better adaptation we need variation which can occur only when pollens of different plant falls on stigma of different plant of same species).

plants develop various methods to prevent self-pollination.

(this is due to inbreeding depression .)

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