Genetic cross

Similar term(s): crossbreeding.


The deliberate breeding of two different individuals that results in offspring that carry part of the genetic material of each parent.

The parent organisms must be genetically compatible and may be from different varieties or closely related species.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Gene flow - Hybrid (plant or animal)

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Genetically Modified Crops:


Español: Cruzamiento genético
Français: Croisement génétique

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