co·​trans·​duc·​tion (ˌ)kō-tran(t)s-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce cotransduction (audio)
variants or co-transduction
plural cotransductions or co-transductions
: transduction involving two or more genes carried by a single bacteriophage
determination of gene order based on frequency of cotransduction
cotransduce verb, transitive + intransitive
or co-transduce
cotransduced or co-transduced; cotransducing or co-transducing
Two genetic markers were cotransduced.
genes that cotransduce more frequently

Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cotransduction was in 1964

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Cite this Entry

“Cotransduction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


co·​trans·​duc·​tion ˌkō-ˌtran(t)s-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce cotransduction (audio)
: transduction involving two or more genetic loci carried by a single bacteriophage
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