interbreeding


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interbreeding

crossbreeding, as between half-breds.
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The researchers say that such high levels of interbreeding points to very small territories and smaller colonies.
In some cases, the researchers detected species barriers - factors that contribute to a species isolation by preventing interbreeding - at divergences as low as 0.
Ancient DNA shows signs of interbreeding between now-extinct Neandertal relatives known as Denisovans and ancient humans.
There was lot of interbreeding that we know about and probably other interbreeding we haven't yet discovered.
He said that the only place where such a genetic signal exists appears to be in areas east of Wallace's Line and that is where we think interbreeding took place - even though it means that the Denisovans must have somehow made that marine crossing.
The memo said: "The people writing on these walls must come from families where interbreeding is rife.
They begin interbreeding like fabled backwoods hillbillies.
Modern-day Melanesians carry a two-pronged genetic legacy of ancient interbreeding that still affects their health and well-being, researchers say.
In addition, researchers have been able to speculate that the evolution of mankind occurred through migration and continuous interbreeding.
The scientists also found that this Neanderthal genetic signal was higher in North African populations whose ancestors had relatively little recent interbreeding with modern Near Eastern or European peoples.