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- Backcrossing of hybrids of two plant populations to introduce new genes into a wild population.
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- The introduction of new alleles or gene(s) into a population from an exotic source, usually another species. This is achieved by repeated backcrossing of the initial hybrid in order to eliminate all genetic changes except for the desired new gene(s).
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- ecotype, Feral, founder principle, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, meiotic drive, panmictic population, panmixis, Population, population genetics, subspecies, variant, Variation