Definition of recombinant in English:


Line breaks: re|com¦bin|ant
Pronunciation: /rɪˈkɒmbɪnənt


  • Relating to or denoting an organism, cell, or genetic material formed by recombination: the DNA of these recombinant viruses revealed no signs of instability
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    • 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.


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  • A recombinant organism, cell, or piece of genetic material.
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    • 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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