Definition of Backcross

1. Verb. Mate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents.




Definition of Backcross

1. Verb. (genetics) To cross a hybrid with one of its parents ¹

2. Noun. The act of such a crossing ¹

3. Noun. An individual produced by such a crossing ¹

4. Noun. (juggling) (alternative form of back cross) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backcross

1. [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Backcross

backchecking
backchecks
backcloth
backcloths
backcomb
backcombed
backcombing
backcombs
backcountries
backcountry
backcourt
backcourtman
backcourtmen
backcourts
backcrawl
backcross (current term)
backcrossed
backcrosses
backcrossing
backdate
backdated
backdates
backdating
backdoor
backdoored
backdooring
backdoors
backdown
backdowns
backdraft

Literary usage of Backcross

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The preference of backcross females for the pheromone of the pure (back- cross) ... The response of backcross females with the ap genotype is expected to be ..."

2. Pathogens of Soybean Seeds: Bibliographyby Andrew Kalinski by Andrew Kalinski (1999)
"... to combine different mechanisms of resistance while maintaining backcross program. Also the work on screening and selecting soybean germplasm for single ..."

3. Statistics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Selected Proceedings of a 1997 by Françoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch (1999)
"In the remaining part of this section, we will describe the backcross ... In a backcross, the F1 individuals are crossed to one of the two parental lines, ..."

4. Indian Tribes of Eastern Peru by William Curtis Farabee (1922)
"In general these backcross subjects have about f Hawaiian and ï white blood. ... Neither of these generations then represents a "backcross" in the strict ..."

5. Molecular Markers in Plant Genome Analysis: Sponsored CRIS/ICAR Projects and by Andrew Kalinski (1995)
"Non-linear models were developed for different backcross and F(n) generations when both epistasis and no epistasis were assumed. ..."

6. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (1998)
"Somatic genetic alterations in tumours from backcross mice Interestingly, none of the germline predisposition loci identified in these experiments correlate ..."

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