the introduction of genes from one species into the gene pool of another species, occurring when matings between the two produce fertile hybrids.
Origin of introgression
Also called in·tro·gres·sive hybridiza·tion [in-truh-gres-iv] /ˌɪn trəˈgrɛs ɪv/.
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the introduction of genes from the gene pool of one species into that of another during hybridization
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