Hybrid

(redirected from hybrid vigor)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to hybrid vigor: Hybrid vigour

Hybrid

A package of two or more different kinds of risk management instruments that are usually interactive.
References in periodicals archive ?
Today's hybrid corn retains its hybrid vigor and desirable genetic traits for only a single generation," he continues.
With an apomictic hybrid, these desirable traits could be maintained indefinitely, with no loss of hybrid vigor.
For instance, a four-breed composite tends to maintain 75 percent of the hybrid vigor you'd see in a first-generation cross, and will retain it indefinitely if the composite population is large enough to avoid inbreeding.
Hybrid vigor (heterosis): The degree to which a crossbred or composite animal outperforms the straightbred/purebred parents in any specific trait (such as growth, health and immune responses, fertility, longevity, milking ability, etc,)
Hybrid vigor in Pacific oyster: an experimental approach using crosses among inbred lines.
Hybrid vigor is essentially the traits mules have that are superior to both their horse and donkey genetics.
Because today's farmer buys seeds that are the 7th to 10th generation of a hybridization, he says, any hybrid vigor is long gone.
We have already measured the hybrid vigor in these plants, so we know we can increase yields by 20 percent," Rajaram told SCIENCE News.
Due to their ease of calving, hardiness and dramatic level of hybrid vigor when crossed with other cattle, they are sometimes used in crossbreeding programs to produce efficient, hardy range cattle.
Since the breed is not closely related to other beef breeds, it can be utilized in a crossbreeding program to impart exceptional hybrid vigor.
Doney also breeds exotic germplasm to produce more sugar and impart hybrid vigor.