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The offspring of parents that are each homozygous for different alleles of two genetic loci.


(Genetics) genetics the offspring of two individuals that differ with respect to two pairs of genes; an individual heterozygous for two pairs of genes
diˈhybridism n


(daɪˈhaɪ brɪd)
1. the offspring of parents differing in two specific pairs of genes.
2. of or pertaining to such an offspring.
di•hy′brid•ism, n.
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Noun1.dihybrid - a hybrid produced by parents that differ only at two gene loci that have two alleles each
crossbreed, hybrid, cross - (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
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The dihybrid cross was the way he established his second law of heredity: the principle of independent assortment.
Freedman, L and Lofgren, M (1979) The Cossack skull and a dihybrid origin of the Australian Aborigines.
The small and odd-looking cattle of Nepal, for example, have proven through zoological study to be a dihybrid mixture of taurines, miniature zebu, and Tibetan yaks.
Draw a Punnett square showing a dihybrid cross, involving two traits
Board 25 Use of the Yeast Dihybrid System to Detect Protein-Protein
In a DH population, segregation of alleles at a single locus gives a 1:1 phenotypic ratio and dihybrid segregation with independent assortment gives a 1:1:1:1 ratio.
When two or more independently inherited characters distinguish the parents, a cross is termed dihybrid.
One popular experiment involves checking to see if a cross involving corn plants results in the Mendelian dihybrid phenotypic ratio of 9 purple smooth to 3 purple wrinkled to 3 yellow smooth to 1 yellow wrinkled corn grains.
dihybrid cross: Cross in which the inheritance of two characteristics is studied.
The yeast dihybrid system is being employed to determine which proteins interact during carboxysome assembly.