conjugation tube

n.

A slender tube in certain bacteria and algae that connects two individuals during conjugation and through which the transfer of genetic material occurs.

Nearby words

  1. conjugate solution,
  2. conjugated,
  3. conjugated double bond,
  4. conjugated protein,
  5. conjugation,
  6. conjugative plasmid,
  7. conjunct,
  8. conjunction,
  9. conjunction-reduction,
  10. conjunctiva


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Science definitions for conjugation tube

conjugation tube

A slender tube in certain bacteria, algae, and fungi that connects two individuals during conjugation and through which the transfer of genetic material occurs.
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