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noun, plural: purebreds

An animal that is of pure breed, i.e. whose ancestors on both sides have been members of a recognized breed.


Of or pertaining to an animal resulting from a cross of the same breed of unmixed lineage over many generations.


A purebred of domesticated animal can be achieved through the process of selective breeding.

Compare: crossbred.

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Re: A question

The question makes the assumption that the woman and the man are purebreds (hard to find these days). Any offspring between the two cannot therefore be purebred white or black (answer 4). As canalon implies, people aren't peas.

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by wbla3335
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: A question
Replies: 4
Views: 2740

Cross-pollination -- Mendel

Hey, I'm currently repeating Mendel's experiment of sweet peas. So far, I already know that my pea plants are purebred. Now, I need to cross pollinate my pea plants. However, the flowers' petals firmly enclose its ovary and stamen. I don't want to rip them apart...because I might ...

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by winterie
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Cross-pollination -- Mendel
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Re: Which dog breed can live the longest?

I had a purebred standard dachshund that lived to be 29, just a couple months shy of 30. She probably would've made it to 30 if she hadn't fell in and drowned in our pool. She probably fell in from weak legs due to her age. She ...

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by JadedMoon
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:31 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Which dog breed can live the longest?
Replies: 21
Views: 90752

Drosophila Melanogaster... Help Me Out

I'm sorry about the late update. All flies start out as purebred. I've got a problem with BM x WF. Outcomes for F1 should be BM, BF, WM, and WF. However, I only got BM and BF. I thought baride wasn't dominant? It's supposed to be sex-linked. Help!!! ...

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by JYK830
Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Drosophila Melanogaster... Help Me Out
Replies: 4
Views: 2219

A genetic problem .... im not sure if im doing this correct.

A black stallion of unknown ancestry was mated to anumber of red mares with purebred pedigrees. These matings produced 20 red offspring and 25 black offspring. Test using the chi-square method indicating whether the hypothesis is acceptable. --------------- Okay ...

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by xcuteJinax3
Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: A genetic problem .... im not sure if im doing this correct.
Replies: 3
Views: 2651
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