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abortive infection

abortive infection  

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A viral infection of a cell in which the virus fails to replicate. Sometimes replication-incompetent viruses will proliferate if a helper virus coinfects the cell. The term abortive transformation is ...
abortive transduction

abortive transduction  

Failure of a transducing exogenote to become integrated into the host chromosome, but rather existing as a nonreplicating particle in only one cell of a clone. See transduction.
bacteriophage

bacteriophage  

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(phage) n. a virus that attacks bacteria. In general, a phage consists of a head, tail, and tail fibres, all composed of protein molecules, and a core of DNA. The tail and tail fibres are responsible ...
cotransduction

cotransduction  

The simultaneous transduction of two or more genes because the transduced element contains more than one locus.
donor cell

donor cell  

Any living cell that contributes genetic information to another, recipient cell. See conjugation (def. 3), transduction, transformation.
HFT

HFT  

abbr. for high‐frequency transduction.
merozygote

merozygote  

A bacterial cell that contains more than the haploid number of chromosomes but less than the full diploid number. Merozygotes arise when the genetic material from one bacterial cell is only partially ...
transductant

transductant  

A cell that has been transduced. See transduction.
transformation

transformation  

1 A permanent heritable change in a cell, particularly a bacterial cell, that occurs as a result of its acquiring foreign DNA. Nonvirulent bacterial cells can be transformed into virulent forms if ...

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