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re·com·bi·na·tion

 (rē′kŏm-bə-nā′shən)
n.
The natural or artificial rearrangement of genetic material in living organisms or viruses, especially the creation in offspring of sexually reproducing parents of new combinations of genes through the process of crossing over during meiosis.

recombination

(ˌriːkɒmbɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. (Genetics) genetics any of several processes by which genetic material of different origins becomes combined. It most commonly occurs between two sets of parental chromosomes during production of germ cells
2. (General Physics) physics the union of free electrons and holes in a semiconductor or of free ions and electrons in a plasma

re•com•bi•na•tion

(ˌri kɒm bəˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
the formation of new combinations of genes.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recombination - (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions; important for ions arising from the passage of high-energy particles
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
combining, combine - an occurrence that results in things being united
2.recombination - (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
combining, combine - an occurrence that results in things being united
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re·com·bi·na·tion

n. recombinación.
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Apart from diagnostic obstacles, the effect of virus recombinations in terms of virulence and organ tropism is unknown and needs further investigations.
The Stanford study showed that the previous, population-based estimates were, for the most part, surprisingly accurate: on average, the sperm in the sample had each undergone about 23 recombinations, or mixing events.
In the maximum number of recombinations method (denoted maxRec below), marker scores are available for M progeny.
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While they can be used to see if a person had inherited a defective chromosome, chance recombinations of genetic material reduce the accuracy.
Abrupt genetic recombinations of HA and/or NA proteins on the surface of the virus ("antigenic shifts") result in the emergence of a new virus, which is a key step towards a pandemic strain.
Because recombinations have been reported in PRRSV in previous studies (6), we speculated that Em2007 is a mosaic.
In addition, it is possible that replication competent PERV-A viruses may not be present in the genomic DNA of these miniature swine, as only recombinations between PERV-A and PERV-C were identified within infected human cells.
The 2 documented recombinations occurred in members of the HRV-A species.
1996), indicating that variability remains that does not necessarily require rare recombinations.
Introduced in February, BellSouth was the first ILEC to offer region-wide UNE recombinations to customers.