Definition of transconjugant in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtransˈkɒndʒʊɡənt/
/ˌtrɑːns/ /-nz/


A bacterial cell which has received genetic material by conjugation with another bacterium.
Example sentences
  • After overnight incubation the transconjugants were replica plated onto the same selective medium, omitting the other growth factors or substituting arabinose for glucose.
  • Fitness estimates are complicated, in principle, by segregants and transconjugants that arise during competitions between plasmid-bearing and plasmid-free cells.
  • We assume that focal gene transfer from chromosomals is extremely rare and that once the plasmid transfer occurs, the transconjugant will deterministically sweep to fixation.
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