Definition of transconjugant in English:

transconjugant

noun

Biology
  • A bacterial cell which has received genetic material by conjugation with another bacterium.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After overnight incubation the transconjugants were replica plated onto the same selective medium, omitting the other growth factors or substituting arabinose for glucose.’
    • ‘Fitness estimates are complicated, in principle, by segregants and transconjugants that arise during competitions between plasmid-bearing and plasmid-free cells.’

Pronunciation:

transconjugant

/ˌtransˈkɒndʒʊɡənt/