gene transfer


gene transfer
General term for the insertion of foreign genes into a cell or organism. Synonymous with transfection.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • gene transfer — gene′ trans fer n. gen lab the insertion of copies of a gene into living cells in order to induce synthesis of the gene s product …   From formal English to slang

  • gene transfer — /ˈdʒin trænsfɜ/ (say jeen transfer) noun the insertion of copies of a gene into living cells in order to bring about synthesis with the DNA of the cell resulting in the production of that for which the gene is responsible in the organism to which …   Australian English dictionary

  • gene transfer — Biotech. the insertion of copies of a gene into living cells in order to induce synthesis of the gene s product: the desired gene may be microinjected directly into the cell or it may be inserted into the core of a virus by gene splicing and the… …   Universalium

  • gene transfer — Biotech. the insertion of copies of a gene into living cells in order to induce synthesis of the gene s product: the desired gene may be microinjected directly into the cell or it may be inserted into the core of a virus by gene splicing and the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gene transfer — See: transformation …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • gene transfer — The insertion of genetic material into a cell …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Gene transfer format — The Gene transfer format (GTF) is a file format used to hold information about gene structure. It is a tab delimited text format based on the general feature format (GFF), but contains some additional conventions specific to gene information. A… …   Wikipedia

  • Horizontal gene transfer — (HGT), also Lateral gene transfer (LGT), is any process in which an organism incorporates genetic material from another organism without being the offspring of that organism. By contrast, vertical transfer occurs when an organism receives genetic …   Wikipedia

  • horizontal gene transfer — noun The transfer of genetic material from one organism to another one that is not its offspring; especially common among bacteria. Syn: lateral gene transfer …   Wiktionary


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