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What is the difference between reciprocal cross and back cross?

What is the difference between reciprocal cross and back cross?

Grade:12th pass

2 Answers

Mahima Kanawat
1010 Points
3 years ago
Dear student ....Reciprocal crosses are crosses between different genetic stocks, where the sexes of the parents are reversed. In the case of strains A and B, (A×B) and (B×A) are reciprocal crosses while back cross is the mating of a hybrid organism with one of its parents ....With Regards ....Mahima ....(askIITians Forum Expert )
25763 Points
3 years ago
Back cross is the cross that involves the mating of the F1 hybrid with one of its parent to achieve offspring with a genetic identity which is closer to that of the parent.

Reciprocal cross is a cross a pair of crosses to test the role of parental sex on inheritance pattern, it is done between a male of one strain and a female of another, and vice versa. 
Example: genotype A(female)   X    genotype B(male)    and    genotype B(female)   X    genotype A(male).

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