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hybrid

 [hi´brid]
an offspring of parents of different strains, varieties, or species.

hy·brid

(hī'brid),
1. An individual (plant or animal) with parents that are different varieties of the same species or belong to different but closely allied species.
2. Fused tissue culture cells, as in a hybridoma.
3. A bond or valence orbital obtained by the linear combination of two or more different atomic orbitals.
Synonym(s): crossbreed (1)
[L. hybrida, offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar, fr. G. hybris, violation, wantonness]

hybrid

/hy·brid/ (hi´brid) an offspring of parents of different strains, varieties, or species.

hybrid

(hī′brĭd)
n.
Genetics The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races.

hy′brid·ism n.
hy′brid·ist n.
hy·brid′i·ty (hī-brĭd′ĭ-tē) n.

hybrid

[hī′brid]
Etymology: L, hybrida, offspring
1 n, an offspring produced by mating organisms from different species, varieties, or genotypes.
2 adj, pertaining to such an offspring.

hy·brid

(hī'brid)
1. An individual (plant or animal) with parents that are different varieties of the same species or that belong to different but closely allied species.
2. Fused tissue culture cells, as in a hybridoma.
[L. hybrida, offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar, fr. G. hybris, violation, wantonness]

hybrid

an offspring of a cross between two genetically unlike individuals. See also HETEROZYGOTE, HETEROSIS.

hy·brid

(hī'brid)
1. An individual (plant or animal) with parents that are different varieties of the same species or belong to different but closely allied species.
2. Fused tissue culture cells, as in a hybridoma.
[L. hybrida, offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar, fr. G. hybris, violation, wantonness]

hybrid

an offspring of parents of different strains, varieties or species.

hybrid mother-of-millions
bryophyllumdaigremontium × B. tubiflorum.
hybrid vigor
increased productivity and performance in the first generation of crossbred animals produced by the mating of dissimilar breeds. The gain is lost if the hybrids are interbred. Called also heterosis.
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To create natural hybrid plants, breeders select desirable characteristics from two or more unique parent plants (of the same genus, species or variety) and cross-pollinate them in a controlled environment to create a plant with the best and desirable features of the parent plants.
Despite the general prevalence of Chionoecetes species in Korea, information about the occurrence of natural hybrids and native species is scarce.
Recent advances in molecular biology techniques have allowed studies on the genetic structuring of populations, the analysis of polymorphisms, and the identification of natural hybrids.
He said the hybrid was potentially a low-cost technology which could be deployed on 76% of the UK's farmand He added: "Festulolium natural hybrids are very much the grasses for the future.
I realise there would be some variability in such a natural hybrid, and I knew that I had photographed at least two plants that were definitely hybrids with Tillandsia complanata as one parent.
The study identified 22 species of Bromeliaceae within the boundaries of the reserve (table 1), with one variety and two natural hybrids.
Natural hybrids appear to be an occurrence throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Ghabrial (1999) compared artificial hybrids and suspected natural hybrids by studying the biochemical characteristics of soluble muscle proteins and amino acid contents.

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