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intercross

Syllabification: in·ter·cross
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərˈkrôs
 
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Definition of intercross in English:

verb

(With reference to animals or plants of different breeds or varieties) interbreed or cause to interbreed.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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