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heterosis (hybrid vigour) The increased vigour of growth, survival, and fertility of hybrids, as compared with the two homozygotes. It usually results from crosses between two genetically different, highly inbred lines. It is always associated with increased heterozygosity.

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heterosis

heterosis(hybrid vigour) The increased vigour of growth, survival, and fertility of hybrids, as compared with the two homozygotes. It usually results from crosses between two genetically different, highly inbred lines. It is always associated with increased heterozygosis.

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heterosis

heterosis (hybrid vigour) The increased vigour of growth, survival, and fertility of hybrids, as compared with the 2 homozygotes. It usually results from crosses between 2 genetically different, highly inbred lines. It is always associated with increased heterozygosity.

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heterosis

heterosis (het-er-oh-sis) n. hybrid vigour: the increased sturdiness, resistance to disease, etc., of individuals whose parents are of different races or species.

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heterosis

heterosis (hĕt´ərō´sĬs): see hybrid.

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heterosis

heterosis See hybrid vigour.

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