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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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Halgrim began hybridizing and collecting crotons in 1920, and he was friendly with several of the Miami hybridizers.
This is then built on using John Maynard Smith's (1972) hybridizer.
A prolific writer and rose hybridizer, Percy discussed and debated the value and use of this cultivar in the prairie rose environment.
In addition to creating new colors, smaller flowers and dwarf plants, hybridizers are also adding fragrance.
Meanwhile, bulb hybridizers are busy producing new and different tulips, only a small percentage of which will ever reach market.
And hybridizers have extended the climatic limits of many fruits.
The study by Hannan, Hsu, and Kocak suggests that focus pays off, which may make diversifiers and hybridizers think twice.
Gardens that earn the AHS designation must include a wide variety of daylilies--old and new; full, round, spiders, miniature and large-flowered--representing several hybridizers and presented in a well-maintained setting with each cultivar labelled.
The efforts of hybridizers to introduce dozens of new leaf shapes and colors mean that you can begin a collection of ivy varieties and never run out of new plants to buy.
Successful developers include the large seed companies, university research stations, and big-name hybridizers, of course--but also individuals.
After the first "epidemic" Dutch hybridizers sent their creations back to the Turks for scrutiny and another frenzy took place.