transfer genes

trans·fer genes

genes carried by a conjugative plasmid, essential for fertility and establishment of the bacterial donor state.
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He said that the latest studies say that humans are programmed to transfer genes from one generation to another, and every man over the age of 60 may develop osteoporosis.
There are problems with using viruses to transfer genes into cells," Cooke said.
Agrobacteria are natural plant parasites and their natural ability to transfer genes provides another method for the development of genetically engineered plants.
The usual way that living things exchange or transfer genes is by sex e.
To transfer genes into cells, an inert virus is used to deliver the gene into a target cell.
Techniques have now been developed (known as biotechnology) with the help of which it is possible to transfer genes (genetic information) of one living organism of a kind to another living organism of another kind leading to the formation of altogether a new kind of organism.
Scientists have long known that bacteria--most of which reproduce by splitting rather than sex--are also able to transfer genes from one to another through something called "horizontal gene transfer.
They can change at will, are almost indestructible and can transfer genes from creature to creature.
Therefore] no conceptual distinction exists between genetic modification of plants and microorganisms by classical methods or by molecular techniques that modify DNA and transfer genes.
For a long time, reprogramming efforts were based on four separate viruses to transfer genes into the cells' DNA - one virus for each reprogramming gene (Oct4, Sox2, c-Myc and Klf4).
Attempts to demonstrate plasmids or transfer genes encoding TEM-1 or PER-1 failed (data not shown), which suggests that the genes were chromosomally encoded.
The ability of scientists to transfer genes among humans, plants, and bacteria has revolutionized biotechnology.