What is “heterosis?”



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    Heterosis is the term used to describe improved characteristics in a hybrid animal, such as increased strength, hearing, adaptability, etc.  This term is also known as “hybrid vigor” or “outbreeding enhancement”. 

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    Heterosis refers to characteristics that breeders specifically desire. Size, fertility, growth rate, etc. are examples of some of these desired traits. 

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    heterosis, hybrid vigor ((genetics) the tendency of a crossbred organism to have qualities superior to those of either parent)


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