Parental generation

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Definition

noun

(genetics) The first set of parents crossed in which their genotype is the basis for predicting the genotype of their offspring, which in turn, may be crossed (filial generation).


Supplement

In parental generation, two individuals are mated or crossed to determine or predict the genotypes of their offspring, called first filial generation (or f1 generation).


Variant: p-generation.
Compare: filial generation.

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