cross-breeding


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cross-breeding

n
1. (Zoology) the process of causing animals to mate with another species, or of causing plants to reproduce with another species
2. (Botany) the process of causing animals to mate with another species, or of causing plants to reproduce with another species
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Van Baerle, as soon as the idea had once taken root in his clear and ingenious mind, began slowly the necessary planting and cross-breeding to reduce the tulips which he had grown already from red to brown, and from brown to dark brown.
The county government of West Pokot has distributed 600 sahiwal bulls and 2,000 galla goats to farmers for cross-breeding to help increase meat and milk production.
The PIL also pleaded for a direction to put a restriction on the import of exotic bulls to prevent cross-breeding.
Irfan agreed with Rehan in that the quality of pigeons produced by cross-breeding local and Indian species is much superior to purebreds.
"We know that from that time onwards, modern humans cross bred with Neanderthals in all the continents, except Africa, and with the Denisovans in Oceania and probably in South-East Asia, although the evidence of cross-breeding with a third extinct species had not been confirmed with any certainty."
The Regulation applies to the cultivation of pure bovine, porcine, ovine, caprine and equine animals, as well as cross-breeding pigs.
One of the biggest risks is cross-breeding. If the imported bees are bred with local bees, they will stain the purity.
To improve the carabao population, the PCC began cross-breeding carabaos in the province with foreign-bred Murrah buffaloes through artificial and natural insemination.
In earlier studies they conducted on UoG-CAST SNP in cattle populations of Bos taurus cross-breeding and Bos taurus origin, Schenkel et al.
Anas Al-Ansari, also known as "Al-Nokhatha," indicated that the young breeders have come up with unprecedented new ideas in cross-breeding and raising cattle.
They say this could be possible by cross-breeding other tortoises with similar genes and if they succeed, this would be the first time a species has been brought back to life.
The other buildings house facilities such as a registration centre, fodder store, kitchen, general stores, a cross-breeding centre, a breeding centre, staff accommodation and a power plant.