transgene

noun
trans·​gene | \ ˈtran(t)s-ˌjēn How to pronounce transgene (audio) , ˈtranz- \

Definition of transgene

: a gene that is taken from the genome of one organism and introduced into the genome of another organism by artificial techniques

Examples of transgene in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the hybrids do not contain the transgene and thus are not GM mosquitoes. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Study claimed a GMO trial went horrifically wrong. The study’s authors disagree," 2 Oct. 2019 The team didn’t find mosquitoes carrying the transgenes, foreign to A. aegypti, that Oxitec introduced to kill offspring and to fluorescently label the mosquitoes as GM. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, "Dissent splits authors of provocative transgenic mosquito study," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of transgene

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of transgene was in 1984

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“Transgene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transgene. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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transgene

noun
trans·​gene | \ ˈtran(t)s-ˌjēn How to pronounce transgene (audio) , ˈtranz- How to pronounce transgene (audio) \

Medical Definition of transgene

: a gene that is taken from the genome of one organism and introduced into the genome of another organism by artificial techniques

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