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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents; (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions.

Usage examples (34)
  • Examine interfertility and what differences (if any) in recombination that results in.
  • The most important factor is recombination, which is largely responsible for the virtually inexhaustible supply of new genotypes in every generation.
  • As it is never paired with a partner, it escapes a process called recombination that shuffles the code of every other chromosome in each new individual.
  • The different distributions of insertions/deletions and SNPs are clearly related to the two different responsible mechanisms, namely recombination and point mutations. for more
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