what is the difference between cross breeding and interspecific hybridisation?
Crossbreeding is the process of producing offspring from parents who originate from different species, varieties, or regional populations. For example breeding of two different varieties of mango ( alphanso and dasheri) is cross breeding.
Interspecific hybridization is a type of out breeding in which males and females of different, but related species are mated. The main advantage of this type of breeding is that progeny/ offsprings are produced which have the desirable features of both the species i.e the new individual produced is superior to the existing ones. Example − Mule is an interspecific hybrid of donkey and horse. The mule is superior than both donkey and horse.