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Gene Transfer, Horizontal MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Gene Transfer, Horizontal
Tree Number(s)
G05.728.390
Unique ID
D022761
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D022761
Annotation
note category: do not confuse with GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES
Scope Note
The naturally occurring transmission of genetic information between organisms, related or unrelated, circumventing parent-to-offspring transmission. Horizontal gene transfer may occur via a variety of naturally occurring processes such as GENETIC CONJUGATION; GENETIC TRANSDUCTION; and TRANSFECTION. It may result in a change of the recipient organism's genetic composition (TRANSFORMATION, GENETIC).
Entry Term(s)
Gene Transfer, Lateral
Horizontal Gene Transfer
Lateral Gene Transfer
Recombination, Interspecies
Recombination, Interspecific
Public MeSH Note
2001
History Note
2001
Date Established
2001/01/01
Date of Entry
2000/07/06
Revision Date
2016/06/17
Gene Transfer, Horizontal Preferred
Recombination, Interspecies Narrower
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