Filial generation

Definition

noun

(genetics) Any generation resulting from a genetically controlled mating following parental generation.


Supplement

The filial generation is marked with the symbol, F. The filial generations are organized in a sequence of matings such that the successive generations after a parental generation is attributed by the symbols F1 (for the first filial generation), F2 (for the second filial generation), etc.


Compare: parental generation

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