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1. An organism, cell, or virus in which genetic recombination has taken place.
2. Material produced by genetic engineering.
1. Formed by or showing recombination: a recombinant chromosome.
2. Of or relating to recombinant DNA: recombinant fragments; recombinant technology.


(riːˈkɒmbɪnənt) genetics
(Genetics) produced by the combining of genetic material from more than one origin
(Genetics) a chromosome, cell, organism, etc, the genetic makeup of which results from recombination


(riˈkɒm bə nənt)
1. of or resulting from new combinations of genetic material: recombinant cells.
2. a cell or organism whose genetic material results from recombination.
3. the genetic material produced when segments of DNA from different sources are joined to produce recombinant DNA.
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Noun1.recombinant - a cell or organism in which genetic recombination has occurred
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
Adj.1.recombinant - of or relating to recombinant DNA


adj recombinante
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GSK prioritises hepatitis B vaccine availability for those most at risk of the disease and confirms uninterrupted supply of Engerix-B to all Australian State, Territory and Federal Government vaccination programs where Engerix-B is the vaccine of choice.
4 pounds) should receive the hepatitis B vaccine within 24 hours of birth, according to a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics that brings its recommendations in line with those of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With the discontinuation of Hib/HepB vaccine (Comvax), the hepatitis B vaccine series for infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers will usually be completed at age 6 months, allowing PVST at age 9-12 months.
The emergence of hepatitis B vaccine escape mutant viral strains poses a possible serious threat to the success of the global hepatitis B control program of the World Health Organization, although thus far the danger remains theoretical, according to Dr.
Through agreements with the World Health Organization and UNICEF, Hepavax is available in 60 countries, making it the most widely used hepatitis B vaccine in the world.
Half received three doses of a malaria vaccine being tested by GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, plus shots of hepatitis B vaccine.
In 1992, the World Health Organization recommended that hepatitis B vaccine be included in childhood immunization programs in all countries, but because of financial constraints, many countries were unable to initially implement this recommendation.
Substituting a vaccine that is active against both hepatitis A and hepatitis B for the hepatitis B vaccine that many public sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics routinely offer clients would prevent a substantial amount of illness, and would do so cost-effectively.
What if hepatitis B vaccine bananas (like the StarLink corn story) cross-pollinate or get mixed in with natural bananas?
If they are positive, their infants get two inoculations: the first consists of hepatitis B immunoglobulins [which contain antibodies against the hepatitis B virus, providing passive immunity], and the second is the hepatitis B vaccine.
However, interim vaccine policy recommendations made back in 1999 in response to the concern about thimerosal are continuing to cause confusion and lack of adherence to current guidelines regarding administration of the hepatitis B vaccine in infants, a CDC study found (MMWR 50[06]:94-97, 2001).

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