AskDefine | Define transduction

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1 (genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage
2 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"

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  1. The transfer of genetic material from one bacterial cell to another by a bacteriophage or plasmid
  2. The process whereby a transducer converts energy from one form to another
  3. The conversion of a stimulus from one form to another
  4. The conversion of energy (especially light energy) into another form, especially in a biological process such as photosynthesis
  5. A form of inference involving reasoning from one specific case to another (compare induction)

Extensive Definition

The word transduction has several meanings:
transduction in Arabic: تنبيغ
transduction in French: Transduction
transduction in Urdu: انتقال (سائنس)
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