hybridisation


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Noun1.hybridisation - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybridshybridisation - (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
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The following rules and conclusions are chiefly drawn up from Gartner's admirable work on the hybridisation of plants.
As in hybridisation, so with grafting, the capacity is limited by systematic affinity, for no one has been able to graft trees together belonging to quite distinct families; and, on the other hand, closely allied species, and varieties of the same species, can usually, but not invariably, be grafted with ease.
Recent studies confirm the old idea introduced by Anderson in the 1940 s in his monograph introgressive hybridisation , namely that hybridisation can provide a bridge for the genetic exchange of adaptations (genes that increase fitness).