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interbreeding


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

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

  • 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 ...
    July 11, 2013 - redOrbit
Quotes

  • Mark Gerstein in International Herald Tribune
    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.
  • Edward Rubin in Independent
    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...
  • Bruce Lahn in Independent Online
    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...

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