hybridization hybridization  /ˌhaɪb rə də ˈzeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

Usage(s):

  1. Further interspecies hybridization has produced loldogs, lolbirds, lolhamsters, lolmice and--a little masterpiece of verbal economy--the tusked, amphibious lolrus.
  2. England experienced another kind of hybridization.
  3. Before the hybridization could occur, 26 swarms of African bees accidentally escaped, mated with native bees, flourished and spread.

News

  • This Week in Genome Research

    Using array comparative genomic hybridization data for 21,470 individuals, Baylor College of Medicine's James Lupski and colleagues considered the frequency with which deletions or other disruptive copy number variants appear in genes known for roles in recessive disease . As they report in Genome Research , the investigators unearthed more than 3,200 instances in which deletions affected one ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: GenomeWeb News

Quotes

  1. "I have to say I was initially very skeptical of the technique that's basically sequencing by hybridization," says Hood, reached by phone in Seattle. "But I've been very impressed with the quality of the data they've generated on a couple of...
    on Oct 6, 2008 By: Leroy Hood Source: Bio-IT World

  2. "It's absolutely clear now why five years from now, Apple will have 3 (percent) to 5 percent of the player market," Rob Glaser, CEO of Apple rival RealNetworks, told The New York Times in 2003. "The history of the world is that hybridization...
    on Mar 20, 2007 By: Rob Glaser Source: Wired News

  3. Orville Schell, dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, said the production continued a trend toward the "hybridization of public relations and news."
    on Feb 28, 2005 By: Orville Schell Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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