What is the definition of hybrid in genetics?

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  • 8 months ago

    A hybrid is offspring made by two animals of different breeds. For example, there are lots of hybrid dogs which are a mix of two breeds e.g. a labradoodle (Labrador and standard poodle mix), a Jack Chi (Jack Russell Terrier and Chihuahua mix) or a puggle (pug and beagle mix).

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  • 8 months ago

    In biology, a hybrid is the offspring resulting from combining the qualities of two organisms of different breeds, varieties, species or genera through sexual reproduction.

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  • Newton
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    8 months ago

    Hybrids are the offspring of two different kinds of animals. The parents of the hybrid may be different species or the same species but different subspecies, races or varieties.

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  • 8 months ago

    Mary's answer is pretty spot on. Though we do generally use the term 'hybrid' to describe a functional mix of genetic material from two sources and isn't always exclusive to cross breeding.

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  • 8 months ago

    Basically the offspring of two different species. This is generally more frequent in plants than animals but rare in the natural world. In terms of animals there are many dog cross-breeds and mules are a hybrid between a horse and a donkey 

    • Zirp
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      dogbreeds and wolves all are the same species

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