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 (krôs′brēd′, krŏs′-)
v. cross·bred (-brĕd′), cross·breed·ing, cross·breeds
To produce (an organism) by the mating of individuals of different breeds, varieties, or species; hybridize.
To mate so as to produce a hybrid; interbreed.
An organism produced by mating of individuals of different varieties or breeds.
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Noun1.crossbreeding - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybridscrossbreeding - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
mating, pairing, sexual union, union, coupling, conjugation - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
dihybrid cross - hybridization using two traits with two alleles each
monohybrid cross - hybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)
reciprocal cross, reciprocal - hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
testcross, test-cross - a cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
2.crossbreeding - reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
facts of life, procreation, reproduction, breeding - the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
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Effect of crossbreeding of Korean native duck and broiler ducks on performance and carcass yield.
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Because of the advantages of hybrid vigor (heterosis) gained when utilizing crossbreeding in a beef production program, almost every major breed has jumped on the bandwagon to get in on the action by creating and promoting composites that utilize their breed as one of the components.
They worry about the long-term health effects on consumers and fear genes from modified plants might escape, creating super weeds, accidental crossbreeding in nearby plants and the poisoning of other insects and creatures.
While crossbreeding is not for everyone, some producers are trying it as a way to take advantage of the strengths from several different breeds," says Chuck Sattler, Select Sires vice president for genetic programs.
Following the survey, the sheep breeding industry in Wales can be confidently described as having a stratified crossbreeding structure, dominated by a small number of hill ewe breeds.
Researchers report that these insects belong to one of the few animal species known to have arisen from crossbreeding of two other species.
The discovery suggests that much of the diversity found in rhododendrons - and perhaps many other species - is a result of ancient crossbreeding, which has enabled a diverse range of offspring over many successive generations.
Livestock Northwest and the Cumbria Farmer Network are holding an open day July 12 at Red House Farm, where the crossbred lambs can be viewed and Innovis's Dewi Jones will discuss the Aberdale crossbreeding programme.
And while crossbreeding isn't a new development, it's becoming more common among Texas ranchers as summers become drier and hotter.
Carcass traits (1) of Korean Native Black Pig and its crossbred with Duroc pig Crossbreeding effect (C) Items KNP KNPxD Slaughter weight (kg) 67.
Three centers of cattle domestication may have existed, with no crossbreeding of animals until sometime after 2,000 years ago.