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purebred

denoting a pure strain obtained through many generations of controlled breeding for desirable traits
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Box 460, Mineral, VA, 23117, www.southernexposure.com, is a worker-owned cooperative that offers more than 700 open-pollinated (non-hybrids that breed true) varieties of seed.
It holds that nevi on a given individual tend to resemble each other: "Moles breed true," said Dr.
A breed of horses is a group of horses with a common ancestry that breed true to produce common characteristics such as function, conformation, and color.
Seeds taken from a hybrid may either be sterile or more commonly fail to breed true, while open pollinated seeds, the traditional varieties, adapt to the local ecosystem, as opposed to modern hybrids, which are static.
Fifteen of the lines breed true for red grain color, while four are heterogeneous for red and white grain (Table 2).
The RILs are specially bred to breed true, allowing us to separate the effects of genes from the effects of disease, drought, or other environmental factors.