[trans-duhk-shuh n, tranz-]
- the transfer of genetic material from one cell to another by means of a virus.
Origin of transduction
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- genetics the transfer by a bacteriophage of genetic material from one bacterium to another
C17: from Latin transductiō, variant of trāductiō a leading along, from trādūcere to lead over; see traduce
Word Origin and History for transductant
1650s, from Latin transductionem, noun of action from transducere/traducere (see traduce).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Transfer of genetic material or characteristics from one bacterial cell to another by a bacteriophage or plasmid.