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Conjugation, Genetic

"Conjugation, Genetic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A parasexual process in BACTERIA; ALGAE; FUNGI; and ciliate EUKARYOTA for achieving exchange of chromosome material during fusion of two cells. In bacteria, this is a uni-directional transfer of genetic material; in protozoa it is a bi-directional exchange. In algae and fungi, it is a form of sexual reproduction, with the union of male and female gametes.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Conjugation, Genetic" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Conjugation, Genetic" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 105 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2008
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