Heterosis  

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Heterosis is a term used in genetics and selective breeding. The term heterosis, also known as hybrid vigor, hybrid vigour, or outbreeding enhancement, describes the increased strength of different characteristics in hybrids; the possibility to obtain a "better" individual by combining the virtues of its parents.

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