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1. The conversion of input energy of one form into output energy of another form.
2. See signal transduction.
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.]
(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]
trans•duc•tion(trænsˈdʌk ʃən, trænz-)
the transfer of genetic material from one cell to another by means of a virus.
trans•duc′tant (-tənt) n.
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|Noun||1.||transduction - (genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage|
|2.||transduction - 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)