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transductionTransduktion (ger.)

  • The transfer of genetic material from one cell to another by a virus or virus-like particle. (OED 2012)

    Genetic transfers in bacteria have been apprehended to infective heredity by many authors including the reviewer […]. This first well-authenticated transduction was the type transformation of the pneumococcus.

    Lederberg, J. (1952). Cell genetics and hereditary symbiosis. Physiol. Rev. 32, 403-430: 413; cf. id. (1956). Genetic transduction. Amer. Sci. 44, 264-280.


    transduction The transfer of genetic material from donor to recipient microorganism, as from one bacterial cell to another by a bacteriophage; cf. transformation.

    Lincoln, R.J., Boxshall, G.A. & Clark, P.F. (1982). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: 249.