Questions tagged [hybridization]

The crossbreeding of organisms of distinct varieties (breeds, species, etc) by sexual reproduction.

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Genetic expression in interspecific hybrids

Referring to interspecific hybrids, I have the following two questions:- Quoting from wikipedia:- The offspring of an interspecific cross are very often sterile; thus, hybrid sterility prevents ...
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I am planning to breed strawberries and raspberries. How do I use Colchicine to double the chromosome count of raspberries?

I heard Colchicine doubles the chromosome count; I read about that and I understand why but can you guys explain how?
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In what does Genetic clustering and Cline sharpness differ?

They are both ways to measure divergence in species but I'm not understanding in what exactly the differ if both use hybrid zones and gene frequencies in the study.
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Are epicanthic folds a dominant trait?

My state (Tripura) originally had a mostly mongoloid-feature-possessing population (ethnic group: Tripuri). Recently a large number of non-mongoloid people (ethnic group: Bengali) have migrated to ...
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What are haplotype blocks and what is the effect of hybridization on these?

In this PDF, there is a quick definition of haplotype blocks. A haplotype block is a set of closely linked alleles/markers on a chromosome that, over evolutionary time, tend to be inherited ...
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Partial Contribution By One Parent

For flowering plants, what might cause the genome size of offspring from a cross between 2 diploid parent of differing genome size to reflect only a partial contribution by the larger genome size ...
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How related do life forms need to be to produce hybrids?

Specifically, I'm asking about infertile hybrids like ligers, mules, camas, etc. How closely related do animals need to be?
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Criteria for exchange of gene

I want to know what exactly determines whether this kind of recombination between two strands is allowed or not as it is said that after recombination the recipient may get new genes which logically ...
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How possible would it be for a tomatillo to cross-pollinate with a peruvian groundcherry?

I am high school student who is developing his final school project, I've decided to work on plant hybrids. I have researched some media and I have found that Tomatillo (Physalys philadelphica) and ...