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 (trăns-dŭk′shən, trănz-)
1. The conversion of input energy of one form into output energy of another form.
3. The transfer of genetic material from one cell to another, especially a bacterial cell, through the use of a bacteriophage.

[From Latin transductus, past participle of trānsdūcere, to transfer; see transducer.]

trans·duc′tion·al adj.


(Genetics) genetics the transfer by a bacteriophage of genetic material from one bacterium to another
[C17: from Latin transductiō, variant of trāductiō a leading along, from trādūcere to lead over; see traduce]


(trænsˈdʌk ʃən, trænz-)

the transfer of genetic material from one cell to another by means of a virus.
[1952; trans- + -duction, as in induction, production, etc.]
trans•duc′tant (-tənt) n.
trans•duc′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transduction - (genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.transduction - the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different formtransduction - the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form; "the transduction of acoustic waves into voltages by a microphone"
microphoning - the transduction of sound waves into electrical waves (by a microphone)
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
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The nine chapters in this volume fall under the broad heading of research in signal transduction, with studies specifically discussing neurotrophins, the signaling functions of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, cell traction forces, impedance matching, oxidative stress and its role in the modulation of cell death and liver injury, MAPK signaling pathways as targets for gastrointestinal cancer therapy, angiogenesis, apoptic signal transduction of brain glia cells, and the role of receptor-like kinases.
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Initially approved in 2001, Glivec, a single transduction inhibitor, is now available in over 80 countries worldwide and is indicated for the treatments of chronic myelocytic leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumor.
It has been established that the signal transduction pathway for steroid hormones involves interaction of the hormone--receptor complex with sites on DNA to promote or suppress the expression of specific genes.