outcrossing


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out·cross

 (out′krôs′, -krŏs′)
v. out·crossed, out·cross·ing, out·cross·es
v.tr.
1. To mate (an animal) to an unrelated individual of the same species or breed.
2. To pollinate (a plant) with pollen from a different plant of the same species, often one that is unrelated or is of a different variety.
v.intr.
To outcross a plant or animal.
n.
1. The process of outcrossing.
2. Offspring produced by outcrossing.

outcrossing

(ˈaʊtˌkrɒsɪŋ)
n
(Biology) the act of mating unrelated individuals
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The ability to self could convey distinct advantages compared to dependence on a mate for outcrossing (Maynard Smith, 1971; Charlesworth, 1980; Lively and Lloyd, 1990).
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As the Starlink case and Great Britain studies make clear, outcrossing is a fact of life, it can produce new and dubious species, and we haven't a clue how to contain it all.