Test mating | definition of test mating by Medical dictionary
the technique of mating a suspected heterozygote with a group of known heterozygotes to test whether the suspect is in fact a carrier of the subject gene. The test needs an adequate number of test animals to achieve statistical significance.
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The use of a Y-maze does not test mating
preferences directly, but instead it tests social interest or preference (Lenington, 1983).
You can try performing a test mating
to see if she accepts the buck in two weeks, but be warned that some does can be pregnant and still mate.
The use of field cages to test mating
competitiveness of irradiated moths--as has been done with fruit flies--has not been reported.