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Genetic material

Definition:

Any material of plant, animal, microbial or other origin that carries genetic information and that passes it from one generation to the next.

The information contained controls reproduction, development, behaviour, etc.

Source: GreenFacts

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For all currently known living organisms the genetic material is almost exclusively DNA with the exception of some viruses and prions (infectious forms of normal proteins).

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Genes

Translation(s):

Español: Material genético
Français: Matériel génétique

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