genetic recombination

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ge·net·ic re·com·bi·na·tion

1. the presence in progeny of combinations of genotypes and perhaps phenotypes, not present in either parent, resulting from crossing-over;
2. in microbial genetics, the inclusion of a chromosomal part or extrachromosomal element of one microbial strain in the chromosome of another; the interchange of chromosomal parts or genes between different microbial strains.

genetic recombination

see RECOMBINATION.
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