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Bilateral; two-sided; mutual; interchanged.

Reciprocal obligations are duties owed by one individual to another and vice versa. A reciprocal contract is one in which the parties enter into mutual agreements.

Reciprocal laws are statutes of one state that give rights and privileges to the citizens of another state if that state extends similar privileges to the citizens of the first state. A common example is the Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, which is a uniform law adopted in a majority of jurisdictions, by which a tribunal in the state where a wife or mother resides is able to commence proceedings for Child Support against a husband or father who resides in another state.

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Mean performance of parents, direct and reciprocal crosses of different yield components
Differences in sterility phenotype between reciprocal crosses indicate the independence of incompatibilities in each reciprocal genotype (Orr 1995).
The resistance gene(s) in Early Premium was analyzed by classic genetics for populations of reciprocal crosses, MX169 x Early Premium and Early Premium x MX169.
Larval growth and survival of two Catarina scallop (Argopecten cireularis, Sowerby, 1835) populations and their reciprocal crosses. J.
No differences in dominance expression were present between the reciprocal crosses of SamSoy and Soma with nonpromiscuity dominant in both.
We carried out reciprocal crosses between control lines and lines selected without hardening to examine the genetic basis of the correlated response in fecundity.
martensii was conducted to determine whether there was a significant improvement in growth of reciprocal crosses from pure populations.
The analysis of fatty acid composition of individual [F.sub.2] seeds from reciprocal crosses between OLE-1 and A74/18/10, showed a considerable variation for oleic and ricinoleic acids (Fig.
A "cross" includes the reciprocal crosses. Most reciprocal crosses included 2-3 replicate matings, that is, although the genotypes for the matings and the direction of the cross were the same, different pairs of clones were used for each mating.
boeoticum reciprocal crosses give inconsistent blue [Ba(a)] to white ratios ranging between 1:3 and 1:1 (Table 1).
A 2 x 2 factorial design was made between populations of D and G, resulting in 4 distinct groups: 2 reciprocal crosses H.