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Heterosis

het·er·o·sis (h t -r s s). n. See hybrid vigor.

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Heterosis principles
heterosis, of the first cross.
Lamkey and Edwards - 1 THE QUANTITATIVE GENETICS OF
HETEROSIS: FEEDING PEOPLE AND PROTECTING NATURAL
ECONOMIC HETEROSIS AND BREED COMPLEMENTARITY FOR
farm profit.
Utilization of Heterosis in a Beef Cow Herd
Aug 1, 2011 heterosis, other researchers called the condition hybrid vigour.

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Cattle Breeds: Limousin releases multibreed EPDs
"Commercial cattlemen are utilizing the power of heterosis," Anderson added. "Over the past 40 plus years in North America, Limousin cattle have drastically improved to meet the demand.
BSPB warns growers not to farm-save hybrid varieties
The factsheet highlights the benefits of F1 hybrid seed due to the heterosis, or 'hybrid vigour', derived in a single season by combining the best characters from two carefully selected parent lines.

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Heterosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heterosis, or hybrid vigor, or outbreeding enhancement, is the improved or increased function of any biological quality in a hybrid offspring.
heterosis (genetics) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia
heterosis (genetics), the increase in such characteristics as size, growth rate, fertility, and yield of a hybrid organism over those of its parents.
Heterosis
Heterosis Effect, Hybrid Dogs
Purebreds and inbreeds often carry genetic disease.
Heterosis - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster
the marked vigor or capacity for growth often exhibited by crossbred animals or plants —called also hybrid vigor. — het·er·ot·ic \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective.

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