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hybridize

(hī′brĭ-dīz′)
v. hybrid·ized, hybrid·izing, hybrid·izes
v.intr.
1. To produce hybrids; crossbreed.
2. To form base pairs between complementary regions of two strands of DNA that were not originally paired.
v.tr.
To cause to produce a hybrid; crossbreed.

hy′brid·i·za′tion (-brĭ-dĭ-zā′shən) n.
hy′brid·iz′er n.
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The scientists found that common ancestry, without any hybridisation, explains the genetic similarities between Neanderthals and modern humans.
The previous studies concluded that these differences could be explained by hybridisation which occurred as modern humans exited Africa and bred with the Neanderthals who already inhabited Europe.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which instigated the slaughter with background assistance from animal health minister Elliot Morley, could not accept that the hybridisation produced an impure hybrid.