Photo of a domesticated sheep
Photo by Jim Mead

Domestication, sometimes called taming, is the process of changing a breed of plants or animals so that it suits the needs of humans better. Most farm animals and pets are domesticated, as are a lot of backyard plants and crops grown for food.
A breed of plants or animals is changed by a process called selection, where only the most suitable members are allowed to breed, so that the features humans want are passed on to the next generation.

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