Dictionary > Interspecific hybridization

Interspecific hybridization

”’Interspecific hybridization
Crossing of two species that are from within the same genus. Examples are zebra/donkey cross resulting in an offspring called zonkey, zebra/horse cross resulting in zorse, and zebra/donkey cross resulting in zonky. The offsprings from this cross could develop into adults but may not develop functional gametes. Sterility is often attributed to the different number of chromosomes the two species have, for example donkeys have 62 chromosones, horses have 64 chromosomes, etc.


You will also like...

Ecological Research Measuring & Analysis
Ecological Research: Measuring & Analysis

This lesson is about the methods used for ecological research, such as quadrat and transect sampling, canopy fogging, an..

The process of photosynthesis
Photosynthesis – Photolysis and Carbon Fixation

Photosynthesis is the process that plants undertake to create organic materials from carbon dioxide and water, with the ..

Oligodendrocyte and Schwann cell
The Central Nervous System

Myelin sheath is essential for a faster conductivity of signals. Know more about this feature of some neurons in the Cen..

Human gastrointestinal tract
Human Biology – Food and Digestion

This tutorial recognizes the importance of food as a source of energy that will fuel many biological processes. A good d..

sponge
Primitive Animals

Life, as we know it today, is presumed to have started in the sea and many of them were likely eukaryotic animal-like or..

running freshwater community
Running Water Freshwater Community Factors

This tutorial noted some of the physical and chemical factors that provide the framework of a running water community in..