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outbreeding Mating between unrelated or distantly related individuals of a species. Outbreeding populations usually show more variation than inbreeding ones and have a greater potential for adapting to environmental changes. Outbreeding increases the number of heterozygous individuals, so disadvantageous recessive characteristics tend to be masked by dominant alleles.

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outbreeding

outbreeding The crossing of plants or animals within a species which are not closely related genetically, in contrast to inbreeding, in which the individuals are closely related. See also cross-breeding.

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outbreeding

outbreeding The crossing of plants or animals that are not closely related genetically, in contrast to inbreeding, in which the individuals are closely related. See also CROSS-BREEDING.

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outbreeding

outbreeding The crossing of plants or animals that are not closely related genetically, in contrast to inbreeding, in which the individuals are closely related. See also CROSS-BREEDING.

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outbreeding

outbreeding (owt-breed-ing) n. the production of offspring by parents who are not closely related. Compare inbreeding.

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