gene bank

noun botany

a collection of seeds, plants, tissue cultures, etc, of potentially useful species, esp species containing genes of significance to the breeding of crops
another name for gene library

Nearby words

  1. genderlect,
  2. genderqueer,
  3. gene,
  4. gene amplification,
  5. gene augmentation therapy,
  6. gene clone,
  7. gene doping,
  8. gene dosage compensation,
  9. gene flow,
  10. gene frequency

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