Backcross



to cross (a hybrid of the first generation) with either of its parents.
an instance of such crossing.
verb
to mate (a hybrid of the first generation) with one of its parents
noun
the offspring so produced
the act or process of backcrossing

backcross back·cross (bāk’krôs’)
v. back·crossed, back·cross·ing, back·cross·es
To cross a hybrid with one of its parents, or with an individual genetically identical to one of its parents. n.

The act of making such a cross.

An individual resulting from such a cross.

backcross
(bāk’krôs’, -krŏs’)
Verb To cross a hybrid with one of its parents or with an individual genetically identical to one of its parents. Backcrossing is used in research to isolate genetic characteristics found in one of the parents.

Noun

The act of making such a cross.

An individual resulting from such a cross.

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