high-frequency recombination

high-frequency recombination

[′hī ¦frē·kwən·sē ‚rē‚käm·bə′nā·shən]
(microbiology)
A bacterial cell type, especially Escherichia coli, having an integrated F factor and characterized by a high frequency of recombination. Abbreviated Hfr.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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