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reciprocal cross

a pair of crosses in which the PHENOTYPES of the partners are reversed. Thus, in humans the following are reciprocal crosses:

Different results from the two crosses indicate SEX LINKAGE of the gene controlling the character.

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On the other hand, Mallet and Haley (1984) found that not all reciprocal crosses yielded superior growth performance, which was confirmed by Hedgecock et al.
The results of the current study reveal that reciprocal crosses had superior performance over the mid-parent values and exhibited many desirable traits.
The two reciprocal crosses in the current study were variable and exhibited different features in growth and morphology.
Hence, both reciprocal crosses have considerable potential for commercial production and pearl culture.