hybrid vigor


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(genetics) the tendency of a crossbred organism to have qualities superior to those of either parent

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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.
Some of those gains and losses of genes and other sequences might contribute to hybrid vigor, a condition in which offspring are heartier and better yielding than either parent.
In all the discussion of the presumed genetic medical superiority of the Ashkenazim, was "hybrid vigor" not posited as an alternative hypothesis to "racial purity"?
Benjamin and Shaffer (2007) found hybrids of these two Ambystoma species to exhibit hybrid vigor, and they suggest hybrids may eventually replace the historically pure A.
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When a rancher talks about hybrid vigor, she's talking about her crossbred cows.
Relationship between gene expression and hybrid vigor in primary root tips of young maize (Zea mays L.) plantlets.
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.
The RL values showed a considerable degree of positive transgressive segregation, perhaps as a result of hybrid vigor (Fig.
All of these multimodal interfaces are hybrids, and they are beginning to inject a new level of hybrid vigor into next-generation interface design....
The argument that proponents of hybridization generally make is in the merits of the phenomena known as "hybrid vigor." This synergistic effect is only evident in out-breeding crops such as corn and Brassicas (broccoli, cabbage, etc.) It is foolish to believe that hybrid tomatoes, eggplant, or lettuce are any better than their open-pollinated counterparts.
JEREMY BLAKE: That's a way of achieving a new kind of vitality, right, a hybrid vigor.
* "Hybrid vigor" makes some hybrids stronger or better adapted to their surroundings than their parents.
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.