BACKCROSSING

n. refers to the crossbreeding a hybrid animal or plant with a member of the genetic line from which the hybrid was originally derived. The eventual offspring of the mating is known as a backcross.

BACKCROSSING: "Backcrossing refers to the process of mating whereby a hybrid animal or plant is bred with the original plant."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BACKCROSSING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/backcrossing/ (accessed February 21, 2020).
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