Definition of intercross in English:

intercross

Syllabification: in·ter·cross
Pronunciation: /ˌintərˈkrôs
 
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verb

  • (With reference to animals or plants of different breeds or varieties) interbreed or cause to interbreed.
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    • At least 8 of these were shown to be in the same linkage group by intercrossing.
    • In this form it presumably could be maintained in a population against the tendency to swamping by intercrossing.
    • One corn type they have introduced us to is called a ‘synthetic’, which is a deliberate mixture of a number of similar, improved lines that can be allowed to intercross in the field.

noun

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  • 1An instance of intercrossing of animals or plants.
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    • A total of 116 female mice from an intercross between the strains were genotyped.
    • We have mapped it by analysis of backcrosses and intercrosses between B6 mice and both susceptible strains.
    • Homozygous mutants were obtained by intercrosses of the heterozygotes.
  • 1.1An animal or plant resulting from this.
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    • Differences in the PRKAG3 gene sequences of the founder animals of the intercross were analyzed.
    • The development of large numbers of molecular markers and interval-mapping methods paved the way for QTL mapping using intercrosses of inbred experimental organisms.
    • The physical characteristics, vigor, and productivity of the intercrosses suggest that the negative effects of inbreeding in the Florida panthers of the 1970s are being remedied.

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