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Transgene

Similar term(s): transgenic.

Definition:

A gene from one [organism] that has been incorporated into the genome of another organism.

Often refers to a gene that has been introduced into a multicellular organism.

Source: GreenFacts, based on FAO Glossary of biotechnology & genetic engineering 

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An organism that contains a transgene can pass it down to its descendents and is referred to as "transgenic".

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Genetic Engineering

Translation(s):

Español: Transgen
Français: Transgène

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