Definition of Hybridization

1. Noun. (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids.




Definition of Hybridization

1. n. The act of hybridizing, or the state of being hybridized.

Definition of Hybridization

1. Noun. The act of hybridizing, or the state of being hybridized. ¹

2. Noun. (transport) the conversion of a fleet of vehicles to hybrids. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hybridization

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hybridization

1. The process of joining two complementary strands of DNA or one each of DNA and RNA to form a double-stranded molecule. Technique in which single stranded nucleic acids are allowed to interact so that complexes or hybrids, are formed by molecules with sufficiently similar, complementary sequences. By this means the degree of sequence identity can be assessed and specific sequences detected. The hybridisation can be carried out in solution or with one component immobilised on a gel or, most commonly, nitrocellulose paper. Hybrids are detected by various means: visualisation in the electron microscope, by radioactively labelling one component and removing noncomplexed DNA or by washing or digestion with an enzyme that attacks single stranded nucleic acids and finally estimating the radioactivity bound. Hybridisations are done in all combinations: DNA DNA (DNA can be rendered single stranded by heat denaturation), DNA RNA or RNA RNA. In situ hybridisations involve hybridising a labelled nucleic acid (often labelled with a fluorescent dye) to suitably prepared cells or histological sections. This is used particularly to look for specific transcription or localisation of genes to specific chromosomes (FISH analysis). The mating of individuals from different species or sub-species. (13 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hybridization

hybridisation
hybridisation stringency
hybridisations
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hybridised
hybridises
hybridising
hybridism
hybridisms
hybridist
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hybridities
hybridity
hybridizability
hybridizable
hybridization (current term)
hybridizations
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hybris
hybrises

Literary usage of Hybridization

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

1. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"Absence of natural hybridization (or hybrid establishment) provides a theoretical ... Evolutionary Patterns In the absence of hybridization and polyploidy, ..."

2. The Negro a Menace to American Civilization by Robert Wilson Shufeldt (1907)
"CHAPTER V Half'breeds, hybridization, Atavism, Heredity, Mental and Physical Characters of Race Hybrids. IN THE present chapter it is my intention to deal ..."

3. Evolution and Animal Life: An Elementary Discussion of Facts, Processes by David Starr Jordan, Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1907)
"The fine art of the horticulturist is seen in the selection and fixing of the variations produced by crossing and hybridization. While most of the forms ..."

4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1901)
"hybridization AND SELECTION. ADDRESS BY PROF. DAVID STARR JORDAN, OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY. I want to touch on the theory of a work which is to play a large ..."

5. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1909)
"FERTILIZATION AND hybridization.1 [English Translation by Prof. C. Stuart Gager, University of Missouri] "Vom Vater hab' ich die Statur, Des Lebens ernstes ..."

6. Report by American Genetic Association (1907)
"REJUVENATION BY hybridization. By QI SIMPSON, Bear Creek Farm, Palmer, III. We have made some research for the casus stimuli of sexual union, ..."

7. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"WS Phillips on Experimental Studies of hybridization among Ducks and Pheasants.1— The experiments here described were carried on during the past five years. ..."

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