Definition: The production of offspring form genetically unlike parents, by natural processes or by human intervention. In plant breeding includes the process of cross-breeding two different varieties to produce hybrid plants.
Hybridization may refer to:
- The process of combining different varieties of organisms to create a hybrid (biology)
- Nucleic acid hybridisation, the process of joining two complementary strands of DNA
- Orbital hybridisation, the mixing of atomic orbitals to form new orbitals suitable for bonding
- The process of one variety (linguistics) blending with another variety
- The alteration of a vehicle into a hybrid electric vehicle
- In evolutionary algorithms, the merging two or more optimization techniques into a single algorithm
- Memetic algorithm, a common template for hybridisation
- In Globalization theory, the ongoing blending of cultures
- Hybridization in political election campaign communication, the combining of campaign techniques developed in different countries
- The controversial hypothesis of Neanderthal and human hybridization
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