from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Transfer of genetic material or characteristics from one bacterial cell to another by the incorporation of bacterial DNA into a bacteriophage.

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  • n. The transfer of genetic material from one bacterial cell to another by a bacteriophage or plasmid
  • n. The process whereby a transducer converts energy from one form to another
  • n. The conversion of a stimulus from one form to another
  • n. The conversion of energy (especially light energy) into another form, especially in a biological process such as photosynthesis or in a transducer
  • n. A form of inference involving reasoning from one specific case to another (compare induction)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of conveying over.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of leading or carrying over.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage
  • n. the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Latin transductus, past participle of trānsdūcere, to transfer; see transducer.

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transduce +‎ -tion


  • They can receive them via phages, viruses that infect bacteria, which is called transduction.


  • We could indeed show that lambda-mediated transduction is based on the formation of substitution mutants, which had replaced a part of the phage genes by genes from the bacterial chromosome.

    Werner Arber - Autobiography

  • In relation to DNA, hereditary changes are now known to take place as a consequence of mutation, or of the introduction of new genetic material through virus infection (as in transduction) or directly (as in transformation).

    Edward Tatum - Nobel Lecture

  • Vectors derived from adeno-associated virus (AAV) are promising candidates for neural cell transduction in vivo because they are nonpathogenic and achieve long-term transduction in the central nervous system.

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  • Much of the cellular machinery involved with such biological processes is controlled by a command control and communication system called signal transduction, which is mainly controlled by a process called phosphorylation.

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  • Stem cell-based gene transfer, an ex vivo procedure commonly known as transduction, offers a potential means to cure these diseases through the permanent integration of potentially therapeutic genes into the hematopoietic stem cells of the patient. Featured News and Stories

  • These include mutation and selection techniques; the use of natural gene transfer methods such as transduction, conjugation and transformation; and, more recently, genetic engineering.

    1 Upgrading Traditional Biotechnological Processes

  • SLAM-enriched hematopoietic stem cells maintain long-term repopulating capacity after lentiviral transduction using an abbreviated protocol.

    CHOP stem cells publications

  • Efficient transduction of liver and muscle after in utero injection of lentiviral vectors with different pseudotypes.

    CHOP stem cells publications

  • Specifically in this case, the wide ranging re-use of domains in SH2 proteins suggests that these domains are incredibly useful for the transduction of signals, they may actually constitute a "parts-list" for the core processes (in this case). zach:

    Biomolecular Networks


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  • Online Dictionary. In general transduction, any of the genes of the host cell may be involved in the process;

    October 7, 2010