B1, B2, B3, etc

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The first, second, third, etc., backcross generations. The first backcross is made by mating an individual with one of its parents or with an individual of that identical genotype. The offspring produced belong to the B1 generation. The second backcross is made by crossing B1 individuals again with individuals of genotype identical to the parent referred to in the first backcross, etc.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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