recombinant DNA

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recombinant DNA

[‚rē¦käm·bə·nənt ¦dē¦en′ā]
(cell and molecular biology)
Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that has been altered (caused to recombine) by rearrangement of its sequence, addition or deletion of DNA segments, or introduction of foreign DNA segments (for example, a gene from another organism introduced into an organism's genome).
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D2: mitochondrion inheritance has synonyms and regulation of DNA recombination doesn't have synonyms.
I think the case is more strongly along the lines of overactive recombination machinery, so that rampant DNA recombination is available to take an intact gene and to pull it apart into various pieces.
There are things that this method can do that DNA recombination technology can't do and vice versa.
Professor Martin Evans, Cardiff University's president, was the first scientist to identify embryonic stem cells, and in 2007 he won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for discoveries in this field and DNA recombination in mammals.
Professor Sir Martin Evans, of Cardiff University, gained the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine for his research into embryonic stem cells and DNA recombination in mammals.
However, researchers have failed to find evidence of this gene-shuffling phenomenon -- called somatic, or body-cell, DNA recombination -- in cells other than those of the immune system.