in biotechnology
The transfer of genetic information from one bacterium to another by means of a transducing bacteriophage. When the phage is grown on the first host, a fragment of the host @D01597@ can be incorporated into the phage particles. This foreign @D01597@ can be transferred to the second host upon infection with progeny phage from the first experiment.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 167 [Terms] [Paper]