reciprocal cross

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Noun1.reciprocal cross - hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype
hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding, crossbreeding, crossing, cross - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
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There is often the widest possible difference in the facility of making reciprocal crosses. Such cases are highly important, for they prove that the capacity in any two species to cross is often completely independent of their systematic affinity, or of any recognisable difference in their whole organisation.
This latter statement is clearly proved by reciprocal crosses between the same two species, for according as the one species or the other is used as the father or the mother, there is generally some difference, and occasionally the widest possible difference, in the facility of effecting an union.
The differences being of so peculiar and limited a nature, that, in reciprocal crosses between two species the male sexual element of the one will often freely act on the female sexual element of the other, but not in a reversed direction.
Experiments and reciprocal crosses showed that these variations were also sexlinked.
The degree of compensatory like growth varied between crosses and reciprocal crosses (Fig.
Seeds from parental lines and all single and reciprocal crosses (30 F1s) were sown during autumn 2013 using randomized complete block design with three replications.
(2007) compared the growth and survival of 2 bay scallop subspecies (Argopecten irradians concentricus and Argopecten irradians irradians) and of intersubspecific reciprocal crosses between them.
Reciprocal crosses were made following Negi and Rajan (2007) in the indigenous guava cultivars round and pyriformed (cv.
According to Kratzer, "genetic testing indicated that all hybrid samples tested were the result of matings between female chain pickerel and male pike, but reciprocal crosses are possible.
In this study, to investigate evolutionary changes in the development of asteroids, we performed reciprocal crosses between two Astropecten sea stars with different larval forms.