The incorporation of genes of one species, which is not completely reproductively isolated, into the gene pool of another by interspecific hybridization and backcrossing to the parental species. Natural introgression is rare and hybrids are less well adapted than the parental species.
- genetic introgression
- introgressive hybridization
- introgressive hybridisation
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