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The offspring of parents that are each homozygous for different alleles of two genetic loci.
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(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
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(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 class will receive the following laboratory kits: Understanding the Human Genome, DNA Isolation, Eye Color and Polygenic Inheritance, Genetically Modified Food, a Plasmid Simulation, along with a dihybrid cross poster.
Our results accord, therefore, with prior studies that have adopted a simplified dihybrid model for the inference of continental ancestry or have found that, regardless of the specified number of contributors, the Native American and the European components are the major source of subpopulation variation among living Mexicans (Hughes et al.
The cross described is called a "dihybrid cross," i.e., with two genes involved.
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. Gregor Mendel selected a parent pea plant that always produced yellow, round seeds when self-pollinated.
For example, in a hypothetical case, if only two loci each with two alleles are responsible for the phenotype (the actual number of loci is not known in our study), this would produce a 14:1:1 phenotypic ratio in the [F.sub.2] of a dihybrid cross and a 3:1 ratio in the backcross generations.
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.