- the transfer of energy from one system to another
- Genetics the transfer of DNA from one bacterium to another by a bacteriophage, which may lead to the acquisition of a new gene by the recipient
Origin of transduction; from Classical Latin transductus, past participle of transducere: see transducer
The transfer of genetic material from one cell to another, especially a bacterial cell, through the use of a bacteriophage.
Origin of transductionFrom Latin transductus, past participle of transd&umacron;cere, to transfer; see transducer.
(countable and uncountable, plural transductions)
- (biology) The transfer of genetic material from one bacterial cell to another by a bacteriophage or plasmid
- The process whereby a transducer converts energy from one form to another
- (physiology) The conversion of a stimulus from one form to another
- (physics) The conversion of energy (especially light energy) into another form, especially in a biological process such as photosynthesis or in a transducer
- (logic) A form of inference involving reasoning from one specific case to another (compare induction)
transduce +"Ž -tion