cross breeding


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cross breeding

A breeding technique in which directed crossing generates higher variability, which is of use for self-pollination and outbreeding.
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But mankind, in search of marketable traits or the next big zoo attraction, has long turned to controlled cross breeding.
Dissatisfaction with the calving difficulty, pregnancy rate and postpartum health of dairy cows of mostly North American Holstein ancestry, has brought about a global interest in cross breeding,' says Professor Hansen.
Inbreeding tends to bring together factors which are similar, while cross breeding tends to bring together factors which are different.
For the official record, the Rainier cherry officially originated from the cross breeding of the Bing and Van varieties by Dr.