merozygote


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mer·o·zy·gote

(mer'ō-zī'gōt),
In microbial genetics, an organism that, in addition to its own original genome (endogenote), contains a fragment (exogenote) of a genome from another organism; the relatively small size of the exogenote permits a diploid condition for only a limited region of the endogenote.
[mero- + zygōtos, yoked]

merozygote

[mer′əzī′gōt]
an incomplete zygote that contains only part of the genetic material of one of the parents. It occurs during conjugation in bacteria, as part of the donor chromosome is excluded by the transfer mechanism.

mer·o·zy·gote

(mer-ō-zī'gōt)
microbial genetics An organism that, in addition to its own original genome (endogenote), contains a fragment (exogenote) of a genome from another organism; the relatively small size of the exogenote permits a diploid condition for only a limited region of the endogenote.
[mero- + zygōtos, yoked]

merozygote

(mĕr″ō-zī′gōt) [″ + zygotos, yoked together]
A bacterial mechanism of gene transfer in which part of the genome, or chromosome complement, is transferred into an intact recipient cell.