Definition of recombinant in English:

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recombinant

Pronunciation: /rēˈkämbənənt/
Genetics

adjective

[attributive]
Relating to or denoting an organism, cell, or genetic material formed by recombination.
Example sentences
  • Backcross males having recombinant X chromosomes were genotyped and scored for fertility.
  • DNAs were isolated from individuals that were homozygous for recombinant haplotypes.
  • The proportion of recombinant plasmids in each sample was then estimated by comparing the two numbers.

noun

A recombinant organism, cell, or piece of genetic material.
Example sentences
  • These basidiospores are recombinants containing genetic material from both mating partners.
  • First, we scanned each individual chromosome for double recombinants.
  • All genotypes were checked for Mendelian inheritance and double recombinants.

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Syllabification: re·com·bi·nant

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