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Related to inbreeding depression: heterosis
A loss of vigor and general health that sometimes characterizes organisms that are the product of inbreeding.
inbreeding depressiona reduction in viability resulting from increased homozygosity through INBREEDING.
the mating of closely related organisms or of organisms having closely similar genetic constitutions.
the probability that the two genes present at a locus in that individual are identical by descent.
depression of performance caused by inbreeding.