hybrid vigor


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hybrid vigor

[′hī·brəd ′vig·ər]
(genetics)
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In his previous work, CSHL Associate Professor Zach Lippman and Israeli colleagues identified a rare example of hybrid vigor involving a genetic defect in the gene that makes florigen, a hormone that controls the process of flowering and flower production.
This finding is inconsistent with the results of former studies in which the ME always masked the expression of hybrid vigor at the beginning of the larval stage (Cragg & Crisp 1991, Cruz & Ibarra 1997).
Hybrid vigor between native and introduced salamanders raises new challenges for conservation.
When a rancher talks about hybrid vigor, she's talking about her crossbred cows.
Hybrid vigor is a great thing for crops, and Ashworth thinks it's a great thing for conveyor belts, too: its latest innovation brings together the benefits of metal and plastic.
Corn is not unique in this regard--other organisms display hybrid vigor (see Mule Hybrids below).
All of these multimodal interfaces are hybrids, and they are beginning to inject a new level of hybrid vigor into next-generation interface design.
JEREMY BLAKE: That's a way of achieving a new kind of vitality, right, a hybrid vigor.
Now plant geneticists investigating the maize (corn) genome at Rutgers' Waksman Institute of Microbiology in New Jersey have discovered a possible explanation for this phenomenon, known as heterosis or hybrid vigor.
The controlled cross-pollination of two inbred corn seed lines - one producing, say, 40 bushels and one producing 35 bushels - can create a hybrid vigor seed that when planted in the same numbers as either of its parent seed, produces up to 250 bushels.
Hybrid vigor against parasites in interspecific crosses between two mice species.