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Post by meggiepoo » Tue May 09, 2006 4:12 pm

In genetics are hybrids generally less healthy than individuals produced by inbreeding?

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Post by canalon » Tue May 09, 2006 4:47 pm

A bit of politeness doesn't hurt, but you will find plenty of info, at least on plants if you look up "hybrid vigor" or "heterosis".

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Post by meggiepoo » Tue May 09, 2006 4:48 pm

a bit of politeness doesnt hurt?? lol. um ok well thanks for ur help

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Post by canalon » Tue May 09, 2006 4:52 pm

Like saying Hi, Thanks, Not just posting question. You can also show that you have done some research, this prove that you are not simply lazy and posting your homework question, but having trouble to find or understand info. This makes it both easier to answer your questions, and more inclined to answer, since we know that you are not taking this forum for a tetx book with a nice auto-indexing capability that spit out answers on request.
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Post by Squawkbox » Tue May 09, 2006 10:46 pm

lol i like that canalon
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Post by angel » Thu May 11, 2006 10:17 am

Hybrids are mainly developed when good traits are desired in the progeny, so healthy parents are taken and healthy progeny is obtained most of the times. inbreeding leads to accumulation of recessive allels that are mostly undesirable.

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