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Recombinant DNA

noun, Genetics.
DNA in which one or more segments or genes have been inserted, either naturally or by laboratory manipulation, from a different molecule or from another part of the same molecule, resulting in a new genetic combination.


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  • Recombinase

    recombinase re·com·bi·nase (rē-kŏm’bə-nās’, -nāz’) n. An enzyme that catalyzes genetic recombination.

  • Recombination

    [ree-kom-buh-ney-shuh n] /ˌri kɒm bəˈneɪ ʃən/ Genetics. 1. the formation of new combinations of genes, either naturally, by crossing over or independent assortment, or in the laboratory by direct manipulation of genetic material. recombination /ˌriːkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən/ noun 1. (genetics) any of several processes by which genetic material of different origins becomes combined. It most commonly occurs […]

  • Recombine

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