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hybrid vigor

[′hī·brəd ′vig·ər]
(genetics)
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However, if these hybrid plants could be propagated as clones, then breeders would only have to make the cross once, and then they could faithfully maintain the hybrid vigour each generation.
Hybrid vigour in seven parent diallel cross in common winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).
Exploitation of hybrid vigour among interspecific crosses of Gossypium arboreum L.
Although Jones (1926) was first to report existence of hybrid vigour in rice, progress in hybrid rice development was stalled due to two principal reasons, superior performance of pure lines and unavailability of suitable pollen control mechanisms.
The professor told a meeting of the Royal Society in London that this interbreeding instilled modern man with a "hybrid vigour" that allowed it to go on and populate the world.
WHEN I was a boy they called it hybrid vigour, the implication being that cross dogs or mongrels were healthier than their pedigree counterparts.
Collaborating scientists will further develop the understanding of hybrid vigour in rice and will work to develop hybrids with better resistance to brown planthopper, a key insect pest.
Llyi farmer Richard Parry will also outline how producers can make the most of hybrid vigour, while HOC will explain how it is developing beef and lamb brands.
`The reason for doing the crosses is that crossbred animals often show a significant level of "hybrid vigour" (improved performance) for traits such as litter size.'
Logically, the dairy cow should be crossbred, to take advantage of hybrid vigour which benefits longevity traits.
The cross on the Greyface ewe gives great hybrid vigour and good prolific.
Hybrid vigour against parasites in interspecific crosses between two mice species.