interbreeding interbreeding

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
  2. (n) reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)

Usage(s):

  1. Local wildlife manager Atle Kambestad says disease from the farms and interbreeding have endangered wild salmon stocks.
  2. Local wildlife manager Atle Kambestad says disease from the farms and interbreeding have endangered wild salmon stocks.
  3. In some places the interaction was peaceful and there was interbreeding and cultural exchange, and in other places it was pretty violent.

News

  • Lineage Of American Dogs Has Pre-Columbian Roots

    Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With all the interbreeding that has gone on over the years amongst dogs from around the world, tracing dog lineages can be very difficult. However, a new study from an international team of scientists has traced canine DNA lineages for uniquely American dogs, like Malamutes and Chihuahuas , back to East Asia -- supporting the theory that humans ...
    on July 12, 2013     Source: redOrbit

Quotes

  1. "Furthermore, it shows how the diversity in the gene pool can be maintained and developed in non-obvious ways - eg through the interbreeding of domesticated animals and wolves," Gerstein said.
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Mark Gerstein Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "While unable to definitively conclude that interbreeding between the two species of humans did not occur, analysis of the nuclear DNA from Neanderthal suggests the low likelihood of it having occurred at any appreciable level," said Edward...
    on Nov 15, 2006 By: Edward Rubin Source: Independent

  3. "Finding evidence of mixing is not all that surprising. But our study demonstrates the possibility that interbreeding contributed advantageous variants into the human gene pool that subsequently spread," said Bruce Lahn, a Howard Hughes Medical...
    on Nov 7, 2006 By: Bruce Lahn Source: Independent Online

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