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- Naturally occurring or induced fusion of somatic protoplasts or cells of two genetically different parents. The difference may be as wide as interspecific. Wide synthetic hybrids formed in this way (i.e. not via gametic fusion) are known as cybrids . Not all cybrids contain the full genetic information (nuclear and non-nuclear) of both parents.
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- amphidiploid, asymmetric hybrid, cell fusion, cell hybridization, cybrid, DNA micro-array, parasexual hybridization, protoplast fusion, radiation hybrid cell panel, somatic cell hybrid panel