somatic cell hybridization


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so·mat·ic cell hy·brid·i·za·tion

production of a heterokaryon.

somatic cell hybridization

the process of fusion between different SOMATIC CELLS (such as human and rodent cells) to produce hybrid cells in which there is often one fused nucleus. Such a process occurs in cell cultures and the products are useful in establishing the expression and location of particular genes.
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