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Conjugation, Genetic

A parasexual process in BACTERIA; ALGAE; FUNGI; and ciliate EUKARYOTA for achieving exchange of chromosome material during fusion of two cells. In bacteria, this is a uni-directional transfer of genetic material; in protozoa it is a bi-directional exchange. In algae and fungi, it is a form of sexual reproduction, with the union of male and female gametes.

Year introduced: 1968

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Tree Number(s): G05.728.200

MeSH Unique ID: D003227

Entry Terms:

  • Genetic Conjugation
  • Bacterial Conjugation
  • Conjugation, Bacterial

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