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A bacterial cell which has received genetic material by conjugation with another bacterium.
- ‘After overnight incubation the transconjugants were replica plated onto the same selective medium, omitting the other growth factors or substituting arabinose for glucose.’
- ‘We assume that focal gene transfer from chromosomals is extremely rare and that once the plasmid transfer occurs, the transconjugant will deterministically sweep to fixation.’
- ‘The plates were then observed for the presence of the transconjugants, which were then biochemically identified.’
- ‘The resulting plasmids were conjugated into the respective (methanol-negative) mutants of M. extorquens and the transconjugants tested for the ability to grow on methanol.’
- ‘Fitness estimates are complicated, in principle, by segregants and transconjugants that arise during competitions between plasmid-bearing and plasmid-free cells.’
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