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 Definition An observable phenomenon in which hybrid plants or animals may exhibit greater yields, health or faster rate of growth than their inbred parents. [d] [e]
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This is one of my all-time faves: Always makes me chuckle Aleta Curry 22:44, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Aleta you made a good start here. I made a few edits, not sure if it makes it too technical but sometimes using the real terminology helps. As for the mules I think we might want to put that in a different article. Heterosis is only referring to breeding within the same species (as far as I know). The reason for sterility in mules or ligers is that the donkey and horse (or lion and tiger) are different species. I'll come back and add some more. Chris Day 03:03, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh, fair enough about the mules; I didn't think of that. Which is probably why I gave up biology and instead read history at university! Aleta Curry 23:13, 30 January 2009 (UTC)