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v. in·bred (-brĕd′), in·breed·ing, in·breeds
To subject to inbreeding.
To engage in inbreeding.

in′breed′er n.


(Genetics) genetics a plant that pollinates itself
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This species has been reported as an inbreeder favoring geitonogamous pollination (87% fruit set) compared with 53.
Genetic variability of plant characters in the partial inbreeder Collinsia heterophylla (Scrophulariaceae).
The study of close kin marriages is not only important to find out the prevalence of consanguineous marriages as such but also to look at its consequences in terms of the differentials (between the so-called inbreeder and outbreeders) in fertility and child morbidity and mortality.
The between-family component of variance in an outbreeder includes a fractional contribution from dominance variance Falconer (1989), whereas that for an inbreeder includes all sources of genetic variance.
Several authors have reported that AFLP is an appropriate technique for cultivar identification both for inbreeders and vegetatively propagated crops such as barley (Hordeum vulgare L.
Although inbreeders may vary more than outcrossers in their among-population heterogeneity (Schoen and Brown, 1991), small niches with a high level of selective pressure (as may be common for wild potato habitats) will select only the genotype genetically tailored to have the exceptional fitness needed to survive, del Rio and Bamberg (2001) confirmed the suspected low heterogeneity within accessions of S.