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composite breeds

Definition:
Composites are a population made up of two or more component breeds, designed to retain heterosis (hybrid vigor) in future generations without crossbreeding, and maintained like a purebreed.
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https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/284487
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RDF/XMLCreated 2016-07-22, last modified 2016-11-14