Outcrossing- The mating of an individual to another in the same breed that is not related to it. This is the most widely used mating system by both commercial and seedstock producers. Outcrossing produces a higher level of heterozygosity. Outcrossing is a specific type of outbreeding system.
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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.