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selective breeding is important as for example if i was a farmer and i wanted a cow to produce a lot of milk then i would breed the cow which produces the most milk. so i would get a male cow which produces a lot of milk and breed with a female cow which also produces a lot of milk.

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With heritability the traits of the parent get transferred to the offspring, so you can predict what the offspring will look like and select the parents accordingly. Without that, breeding wouldn't be much use.

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Heritability deals with the genes so that in natural and artificial selection, if something is heritable, it may be passed down to the children (through the genes). In natural selection, many theories such as Darwin's propose that animals and people subconsciously choose those heritable traits they most wish to see replicated in their offspring. In artificial selection, the general idea is to pick those genes carrying the heritable traits (such as eye/hair color, diseases, etc.) that you want to see in your children.

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