backcross

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v backcross mate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents
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Usage


In news:

The rest of the study trees are a combination of pure American chestnuts , pure Chinese chestnuts , and hybrids from intermediate backcross generations.
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In science:

Consider mapping a quantitative trait in the murine physiological response to bacterial infection; 154 mice from a backcross population were typed at 119 genetic markers in a study by Hopkins et al. (2009). A cellbased measure of response-to-infection was also obtained in several tissues from the same animals.
Introducing the discussion paper by Sz\'{e}kely and Rizzo
At each genetic-marker position (horizontal axis), plotted in the figure below is the p-value (negative log, base ten) from the distance-covariance test of independence between the phenotype (the infection response in bladder tissue) and the genotype (a two-level covariate in this backcross population).
Introducing the discussion paper by Sz\'{e}kely and Rizzo
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