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noun Ecology.

the alteration of the frequencies of alleles of particular genes in a population, resulting from interbreeding with organisms from another population having different frequencies.

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Origin of gene flow

First recorded in 1945–50
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gene flow

noun

the movement and exchange of genes between interbreeding populations
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