Adjective "recombinant" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or denoting an organism, cell, or genetic material formed by recombination.
  1. 'DNAs were isolated from individuals that were homozygous for recombinant haplotypes.'
  2. 'The proportion of recombinant plasmids in each sample was then estimated by comparing the two numbers.'
  3. 'Homozygous phenotypes of the recombinant lines were analyzed.'
  4. 'Our ability to detect doubly recombinant chromosomes depends on the genotype of the homolog after fertilization.'


A recombinant organism, cell, or piece of genetic material.
  1. 'They concluded that either double crossovers do not occur or recombinants are selected against.'
  2. 'Among these gametes, some will be exact copies of the parental haplotypes while others are recombinants.'
  3. 'Previously identified recombinants within a single gene were omitted and only one strain was included from groups of linked infections.'
  4. 'These basidiospores are recombinants containing genetic material from both mating partners.'


1. of or resulting from new combinations of genetic material: recombinant cells. noun

2. a cell or organism whose genetic complement results from recombination.

3. the genetic material produced when segments of DNA from different sources are joined to produce recombinant DNA.

More examples(as adjective)

"proteins can be recombinant."

"viruses can be recombinant."

"people/places/organizations can be recombinant."

"factors can be recombinant."

"dnas can be recombinant."

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