According to the Annenberg Foundation, examples of artificial selection include the breeding of thoroughbred racehorses, and the breeding of animals used for meat, such as domesticated cows, pigs, sheep and chickens. Oth... More »

Humans do not merely affect artificial selection; they are the cause of it. Artificial selection occurs when humans purposefully pair animals with desirable traits in order to obtain offspring with similar traits. Over t... More »

One advantage of artificial selection, a process by which humans control the development of a plant or animal by choosing which traits to emphasize during breeding, is that it allows for an emphasis on certain beneficial... More »

Generally speaking, the animals that are easiest to domesticate are dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, horses, chickens, cows and goats. These animals have mental and social traits that make them easier to tame and less dangerous ... More »

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An example of parasitism in the desert is a flea living on a coyote. The flea drinks the blood from the coyote, deriving nutritional benefit. However, the coyote does not benefit; instead, it loses vital blood and experi... More »

If a study shows that people who wear glasses have above average intelligence, assuming that everyone who wears glasses is intelligent is an example of ecological fallacy. Applying an ecological fallacy occurs when group... More »

Primary consumers are animals that eat producers, and since producers are almost always green plants, primary consumers can most simply be defined as herbivores, such as cows and deer. "Consumer" and "producer," in this ... More »