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Genetic engineering

The science of modifying and manipulating genes to create new artificial DNA or synthetic genes of different organisms. There are many purposes for genetic engineering, some of which include finding better treatment for diseases, or simply for discovering new organism of interest.

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Genetic engineering

landrace

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

An early, cultivated form of a crop species, evolved from a wild population.

base collection

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

Defined in the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources as a collection of seed stock or vegetative propagating material (ranging from tissue cultures to whole plants) held for long-term ...

active collection

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

Defined in the International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources as a collection which complements a base collection (q.v.) and is a collection from which seed samples are drawn for distribution, ...

pathovar

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In plant pathology, strains of bacteria causing disease in specific plant cultivars.

self-incompatibility

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In plants, the inability of the pollen to fertilize ovules (female gametes) of the same plant.

transformant

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In prokaryotes, a cell that has been genetically altered through the uptake of foreign DNA. In higher eukaryotes, a cultured cell that has acquired a malignant phenotype.

mid-parent value

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In quantitative genetics, the average of the phenotypes of two mates.

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