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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.
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Noun1.hybridizing - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybridshybridizing - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
mating, pairing, sexual union, union, coupling, conjugation - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
dihybrid cross - hybridization using two traits with two alleles each
monohybrid cross - hybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)
reciprocal cross, reciprocal - hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
testcross, test-cross - a cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
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Gardening was his passion, and gladiolus hybridizing his specialty.
is by Jack Olsen of Fall Creek, who will present a digital program on hybridizing. 541-997-3082 or www.siuslawars.org.
He said that development and conservation of local Naked Neck breed and hybridizing with Rhode Island Red and Black Australorp would help us to develop high producing dual purpose breed for rural areas.
This allowed observation of relative spacing of the hybridizing section from the surface of the NP and its effect on hybridization/dehybridization, which could be important for future applications.
Visual (image analysis-assisted) scoring of the physical size of the probe-labeled region can be employed to determine if significant changes in hybridizing region size, either gain or loss, have occurred.
He discusses Dickens, Thackeray, and the language of radicalism; Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Vanity Fair in relation to radical expression; the making of an urban aesthetic from Hogard to the stereoscope; novelizing the city and the hybridizing challenge; radical culture, the city, and the problem of selfhood in Great Expectations and Pendennis; and Our Mutual Friend as a reflection on the popular aesthetic.
If you're considering a geoexchange system but aren't sure if the performance will be reliable enough, consider hybridizing your system.
Hybridizing might actually be fairly common among animal species, comments evolutionary geneticist Nick Barton of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria near Vienna.
In recent decades there has been an unfortunate (in this writer's opinion) trend in mineral nomenclature: the hybridizing of mineral names with formulas.
Also provided are isolated nucleic acids capable of selectively hybridizing with the nucleic acid from Sarcocystis neurona.