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 (trăns-dŭk′shən, trănz-)
1. The conversion of input energy of one form into output energy of another form.
3. The transfer of genetic material from one cell to another, especially a bacterial cell, through the use of a bacteriophage.

[From Latin transductus, past participle of trānsdūcere, to transfer; see transducer.]

trans·duc′tion·al adj.
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(Genetics) genetics the transfer by a bacteriophage of genetic material from one bacterium to another
[C17: from Latin transductiō, variant of trāductiō a leading along, from trādūcere to lead over; see traduce]
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(trænsˈdʌk ʃən, trænz-)

the transfer of genetic material from one cell to another by means of a virus.
[1952; trans- + -duction, as in induction, production, etc.]
trans•duc′tant (-tənt) n.
trans•duc′tion•al, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transduction - (genetics) the process of transfering genetic material from one cell to another by a plasmid or bacteriophage
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.transduction - the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different formtransduction - the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form; "the transduction of acoustic waves into voltages by a microphone"
microphoning - the transduction of sound waves into electrical waves (by a microphone)
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
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They can detect individual quanta of light resulting in a tremendous increase in signal gained during the phototransduction. (21) This explains the higher amplitude gained during the scotopic response in which both rod and cone photoreceptors were active.
Phototransduction by retinal ganglion cells that set the circadian clock.
Here, the light is absorbed by our photoreceptors and converted into a neural signal via a process called phototransduction. This signal is then carried through the layers of the retina until it reaches the RGCs, which transmit the information along the optic nerve to the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN).
Dosing with mimics of the microRNA-183/96/182 cluster modulated downstream biology controlling several important phototransduction genes.
Nr2e3-directed transcriptional regulation of genes involved in photoreceptor development and cell-type specific phototransduction. Exp Eye Res.
The first layer comprises the photosensitive rod and cone photoreceptor cells with their characteristic outer segments, within which the phototransduction process that follows light interaction takes place.
Takao, "Phototransduction by retinal ganglion cells that set the circadian clock," Science, vol.
Finally, functional proteins involved in phototransduction pathway, [alpha]-subunit of cGMP-phosphodiesterase (PDE6[alpha]) and [alpha]-subunit of rod transducin (Gt[alpha]-1), were also detected in urine-derived photoreceptors at W25 and located in the developing outer segment (OS) region of the cells (Figures 5(l) and 5(m)).
The top 3 most enriched pathways were taurine and hypotaurine metabolism, cysteine and methionine metabolism, and phototransduction (Q value <0.05) (Table 3).
39-57), the morphologically disparate eyes of annelids may not function using homologous molecular components of phototransduction. Bok et al.
Photoisomerization in turn triggers conformational changes resulting in activation of membrane G proteins and the opening of neuronal ion channels/gates, which then initiates a series of biochemical phototransduction reactions ultimately ending up as human perception.
(1989) Molecular characterization of the Drosophila trp locus: a putative integral membrane protein required for phototransduction. Neuron 2, 1313-1323.