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Introduction of a segment of DNA or RNA into a eukaryotic cell by means of one of a variety of physical or chemical methods or through viral infection.
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(Genetics) the transfer into another cell of genetic material isolated from a cell or virus
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the insertion into a bacterial cell of a viral nucleic acid in order to cause the cell to produce the virus.
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