phenotypic mixing


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phenotypic mixing

[¦fē·nə‚tip·ik ′mik·siŋ]
(virology)
The production of virus particles having different structural components in the protein coats, each synthesized under the direction of a different genome.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Phenotypic mixing between vesicular stomatitis virus and avian RNA tumor viruses.