germ line insertion

germline insertion

[jurm-lahyn]
noun Biotechnology.
the insertion of cloned genes into the egg or sperm cell of an organism, using a gene transfer technique, in order to perpetuate a desired trait in its descendants, as pest-resistance in a crop plant.
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