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germline insertion

[jurm-lahyn] /ˈdʒɜrmˌlaɪn/
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. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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