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v. hy·brid·ized, hy·brid·iz·ing, hy·brid·iz·es
1. To produce hybrids; crossbreed.
2. To form base pairs between complementary regions of two strands of DNA that were not originally paired.
To cause to produce a hybrid; crossbreed.

hy′brid·i·za′tion (-brĭ-dĭ-zā′shən) n.
hy′brid·iz′er n.


(ˈhaɪbrɪˌdaɪz) or


(Biology) to produce or cause to produce hybrids; crossbreed
ˈhybridˌizable, ˈhybridˌisable adj
ˌhybridiˈzation, ˌhybridiˈsation n
ˈhybridˌizer, ˈhybridˌiser n


(ˈhaɪ brɪˌdaɪz)

v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to cause to produce hybrids; cross.
2. to breed or cause the production of (a hybrid).
3. to produce hybrids.
4. to cause the production of hybrids by crossing.
5. to form a double-stranded nucleic acid of two single strands of DNA or RNA, or one of each, by allowing the base pairs of the separate strands to form complementary bonds.
6. to fuse two cells of different genotypes into a hybrid cell.
hy′brid•iz`a•ble, adj.
hy`brid•i•za′tion, n.
hy′brid•ist, hy′brid•iz`er, n.


Past participle: hybridized
Gerund: hybridizing

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hybridize - breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"
breed - cause to procreate (animals); "She breeds dogs"
backcross - mate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents


A. VThibridar
B. VIhibridar


[ˈhaɪbrɪdaɪz] hybridise (British)
vi [plant, animal] → s'hybrider
to hybridize with → se croiser avec
vt [+ plant, animal] → hybrider


vt (Ling) → hybridisieren (spec); (Bot, Zool also) → kreuzen; (fig)mischen, kreuzen
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The DNA and RNA in-situ hybridizations can further be divided into fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH) and chromogenic in-situ hybridization (CISH).
Hybridizations were done under a National Center for Toxicogenomics (NCT) contract.
The most basic systems, like Genomic Solutions' GeneMachine Hybstation, allow the user to conduct six different hybridizations on 12 slides per each run, while automating washing and temperature control.
The whole genomic DNA was isolated and dot-blot DNA-DNA hybridizations were performed (10), with DNA derived from R-53 used as a probe to characterize the type strains of H.
Not only is there time savings in the single hybridization compared to two hybridizations, but the overall protocol is more streamlined and efficient.
Passive hybridizations were conducted with 20-[micro]L volumes containing 1.
While the labeling in the PlatinumBright kits have been designed to provide the optimal labeling density for Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) applications, the ULS labeling reaction in these kits are also optimal for filter hybridizations such as Northern Blots, Southern Blots, Spot Blots and Dot Blot hybridizations as well as use with Tissue Arrays and ChIP on Chip experiments (labeling of promoter fragments after Chromatin immuno precipitation).
Hybridizations with an Archaea-specific probe and/or measurement of methane production demonstrated that methanogens directly benefited from the influx of benzoate-derived electron donors, and the activities of Syntrophus-like and methanogenic populations in the contaminant-degrading communities were closely linked.
Computerized analysis of array hybridizations today is one of the major tools of genomics.
The mean intraarray CV for these 10 hybridizations was 17.
Dye bias was measured at the individual transcript level within each batch of simultaneously processed arrays by replicate dual-labeled split-control sample hybridizations and accounted for a significant component of fluorescent signal differences.