reverse genetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

: genetics that is concerned with genetic material whose nucleotide sequence is known and that analyzes its contribution to the phenotype of the organism by varying the nucleotide sequence and observing the results of such variation in the living organism, in living cells, or in vitro on macromolecules
reverse-genetic adjective

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“Reverse genetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/reverse%20genetics. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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