Hfr strain(redirected from Hfr cell)
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HFR strain, Hfr strain
a strain, or clone, in which a conjugative plasmid (such as an F'), integrated in the bacterial genome, is instrumental in the transfer (along with plasmid DNA) of integrated bacterial DNA in a sequential manner to a suitable recipient.
[high freguency of recombination]
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Hfr straina strain of a bacterium, typically Escherichia coli, that has the ability to transfer a chromosome to an F- cell and shows a H igh f requency of r ecombination. The F PLASMID (F FACTOR) is integrated into the chromosome of the Hfr cell. Different Hfr strains will have the F plasmid integrated at different sites in the chromosome.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005