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Learn Introductory plant breeding with Braimy- B.Sc agriculture
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  • It can lead to the formation of new species, facilitate introgression of plant traits, and affect the interactions between plants and their biotic and abiotic environments.
  • An important consequence of hybridization is the generation of qualitative and quantitative variation in secondary chemistry.
  • Hybridization can have immediate phenotypic consequences through the expression of hybrid vigor.
  • On longer evolutionary time scales, hybridization can lead to local adaption through the introgression of novel alleles and transgressive segregation and, in some cases, result in the formation of new hybrid species.
  • Outbreeding depression can occur when adaptive gene complexes in one species (or population) are broken down by the immigration of genes that are adapted to some other environment.
  • This causes mal-adaptation of progeny, lowering the future species (population) fitness.
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