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Crossbreed

Definition

verb

To produce a hybrid, or to breed an offspring by mating purebred individuals of different breeds, varieties or species, usually with the intention that the offspring would inherit the desirable traits from both parents.


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For example, to crossbreed a purebred poodle with a purebred retrieving breed has become popular due to the resulting hybrid vigor with the dog still looking attractive.

Related terms: crossbreeding (noun), crossbred (adjective).

Synonym: hybridize or hybridise.


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Natural selection is proven wrong

... them another kind of camel, not scientists who are documenting them. In either case: Would you consider them the exact same species or a crossbreed "hybrid species" as scientists did? Studies suggest a significant DNA difference. Wild camels have three more genes than domestic ...

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by gamila
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:26 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Views: 645700

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... them another kind of camel, not scientists who are documenting them. In either case: Would you consider them the exact same species or a crossbreed "hybrid species" as scientists did?

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by GaryGaulin
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:22 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Views: 645700

alternation of generations in mosses/ferns (haploid/diploid)

... and they are vascular, I feel bad because of the fact that next year I'll be going to college to be a floral designer/horticulturist and I want to crossbreed different flowers...

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by Twila
Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:28 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: alternation of generations in mosses/ferns (haploid/diploid)
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Phenotypes/Genotypes .... Punnet Square ???

... another heterosygous plant, how many white, sweet planyts are in f1? (the "1" in "f1" = subscript 1) Choose two plants and crossbreed them for the f2 generation. (the "2" in "f2" is a subscript 2) How many plants are homosygous ?? Give ratios for the ...

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by Authentic
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:15 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Phenotypes/Genotypes .... Punnet Square ???
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Who did we evolve from?

Well if you can get goats and sheep to crossbreed, then why not humans and chimps? There are many more chromosomal differances between goats and sheep, than humans and chimps.

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by lordmagnus
Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:36 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Who did we evolve from?
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