F1 stands for Filial 1, the first filial generation seeds/ plants or animal offspring resulting from a cross-mating of distinctly different parental types - en.
What does F stand for?
F stands for Filial Generation (genetics)
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See other definitions of F
- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Georgia (designates original point of circulation of a dollar bill)
- Femto- (10^-15, SI Prefix)
- Fiduciary (IRB)
- Fighter (US military aircraft designation; as in F-16)
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They complain that it has taken them their lifetime and their filial generation too might suffer on this account.
When a cross is successful, the first filial generation (F-1 hybrid) has a unique genetic composition and usually exhibits hybrid vigor.