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genetic transduction

Definition:
Transfer of bacterial DNA by phages from an infected bacterium to another bacterium. This also refers to the transfer of genes into eukaryotic cells by viruses. This naturally occurring process is routinely employed as a gene transfer technique.
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https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/42661
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RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2013-03-14