vertical gene transfer


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Related to vertical gene transfer: Horizontal gene transfer

vertical gene transfer

n.
The transmission of genetic material from a parent organism or organisms to offspring.
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vertical gene transfer

transfer of genetic material from parent to offspring during REPRODUCTION, resulting in production of new organisms. Compare HORIZONTAL GENE TRANSFER.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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