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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.hybridization - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybridshybridization - (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


[ˌhaɪbrɪdaɪˈzeɪʃən] Nhibridación f


n (Ling) → Hybridisation f (spec); (Bot, Zool also) → Kreuzung f; (fig)Mischung f, → Zwitter m


n. hibridación, cruzamiento de especies.
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Following this cue, for the creation of successful novel strains in breeding practice, extensive intra- and/or interspecies hybridization appears to be essential.
This makes possible interspecies hybridization, producing fertile progeny.
The researchers found that a cranberry species from Alaska, Vaccinium oxycoccus, is genetically similar enough to the American cranberry to enable interspecies hybridization, producing fertile progeny.