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(biology) The act or process of mating organisms of different varieties or species to create a hybrid.

(molecular biology) The process of forming a double stranded nucleic acid from joining two complementary strands of DNA (or RNA).

(chemistry) The mixing of atomic orbitals to form new orbitals suitable for bonding.


In biology, hybridization (or hybridisation) is usually used as a term in agriculture or in plant production where new hardy and disease-resistant crops are formed.

Variant: hybridisation.
Related terms: hybrid (noun), hybridize or hybridise (verb).

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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... pressure could cause a shift in Species Population for varying genome composition... Frankly, I'm lost here... Speciation is related to hybridization. According to the biological species concept , separate species cannot produce viable hybrids. Why does this definition work? I'll give ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 562
Views: 929011

hybridization probe

I will use lightcycler 2.0. to detect and SNP with hybridization probes. I designed the probes but I couldn't choose fluorescent dyes, and don't know the criterias. Could you please help me...

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by FDHeLiX
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: hybridization probe
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Another molecular question

... But if you manage to select piece where are mostly AAs coded by only one or two codons, you could prepare degenerated probes and use them for the hybridization. However, that will not work for hemoglobin in erythrocytes.

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by JackBean
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Another molecular question
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Another molecular question

I'd say hybridization of cDNA library, but it would not work for your example ;)

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by JackBean
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Another molecular question
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

molecular question.

... where the mutant gene is allocated. How would you find out where the gene is located by using a genomic bank? I think it isn't possible with hybridization techniques because you dont have a primer? So im curious what the solution will be. Thanks :)

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by aapje10
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: molecular question.
Replies: 5
Views: 1531
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