Share this entry
reciprocal cross Syllabification: re·cip·ro·cal cross

Definition of reciprocal cross in English:


A pair of crosses between a male of one strain and a female of another, and vice versa.
Example sentences
  • The reciprocal cross produces only hybrid males, with females dying as embryos.
  • Males from both reciprocal crosses do not express the lethal phenotype, indicating that the effect is not associated with the X chromosome.
  • A simple way to detect genetic maternal effects consists of conducing reciprocal crosses between strains that have been kept in the same environment for several generations.
Definition of reciprocal cross in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources