Crossbreeding


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Crossbreeding

 

or interbreed crossing; a method of breeding farm animals and laboratory animals, based on crossing different breeds. Crossbreeding is a variety of outbreeding.


Crossbreeding

 

a method of breeding farm animals whereby animals of different breeds (of the same species) are mated. It is used to improve old breeds and obtain new ones. It is also used in industrial crossing to obtain only the first generation of offspring, crossbreds, which are remarkable for their great viability and productivity.

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