interrupted mating

interrupted mating

[′in·tə‚rəp·təd ′mād·iŋ]
(genetics)
A technique for mapping bacterial genes by determining the sequence of gene transfer between conjugating bacteria.
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For the interrupted mating experiments, three stocks were used.
A summary of the interrupted mating experiments is presented in the first four columns of table 4.
This was an attempt to maximize the assay because of the artificially small amount of semen delivered in the interrupted mating experiments (normally semen is transferred for the entire 15 to 20 min mating).
Perhaps a larger sample size would have shown the effect, which is shown in the interrupted mating experiments (see below).
In these interrupted mating experiments, the single-mated controls had more sperm than the instant interruptions.
Statistical analysis of the interrupted mating experiments.
The interrupted mating and sterile-male experiments reported here independently lead to the same conclusion: stored sperm are effectively lost by transfer of seminal fluid.
In a previous laboratory study, interrupted mating did not result in decreased progeny production (Gromko et al.