genetically modified organism (GMO)


genetically modified organism (GMO)
An organism that has been developed by insertion of a gene from a source other than that species, through recombinant DNA technology. (There is increasing recognition that this term is misleading, as any organism that is modified by evolution, traditional plant breeding or mutation is "genetically modified").

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  • genetically modified organism — Introduction  organism whose genome has been engineered in the laboratory in order to favour the expression of desired physiological traits or the production of desired biological products. In conventional livestock production, crop farming, and… …   Universalium

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  • GMO — abbrev Genetically modified organism * * * GMO UK [ˌdʒiː em ˈəʊ] US [ˌdʒi em ˈoʊ] noun [countable] [singular GMO plural GMOs] genetically modified organism: a plant or animal whose genes have been changed to give it a particular quality that it… …   Useful english dictionary