genetic pollution


genetic pollution
the breeding of escaped farmed fish with wild stocks, presumed to introduce less fit genes into the wild stocks

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Genetic pollution — is undesirable gene flow into wild populations. The term is usually associated with the gene flow from a genetically engineered (GE) organism (or genetically modifed organism GMO) to a non GE organism; [… …   Wikipedia

  • genetic pollution — Uncontrolled spread of genetic information (frequently referring to transgenes) into the genomes of organisms in which such genes are not present in nature …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • genetic pollution — noun the spread of altered genes from genetically engineered organisms to other, non engineered organisms, especially by cross pollination …   English new terms dictionary

  • genetic pollution — /dʒəˌnɛtɪk pəˈluʃən/ (say juh.netik puh loohshuhn) noun the contamination of conventional crops or natural flora or fauna with genetically modified organisms …   Australian English dictionary

  • genetic pollution — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Genetic erosion — is a process whereby an already limited gene pool of an endangered species of plant or animal diminishes even more when individuals from the surviving population die off without getting a chance to meet and breed with others in their endangered… …   Wikipedia

  • Genetic engineering — Genetic engineering, recombinant DNA technology, genetic modification/manipulation (GM) and gene splicing are terms that apply to the direct manipulation of an organism s genes. [cite web url=http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Genetic%20engine… …   Wikipedia

  • Pollution — For the Fransisco Battiato album, see Pollution (album). For the Goodies episode, see Pollution (The Goodies). Air pollution from World War II weapon production in Alabama, 1942 …   Wikipedia

  • genetic engineering — /dʒəˌnɛtɪk ɛndʒəˈnɪərɪŋ/ (say juh.netik enjuh nearring) noun the modification of an organism s genes through the direct isolation and transference of DNA material from one organism to another. –genetically engineered, adjective Early genetic… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Genetic use restriction technology — multipleissues refimprove = March 2008 original research = March 2008 POV = March 2008Genetic use restriction technology (GURT), colloquially known as terminator technology, is the name given to proposed methods for restricting the use of… …   Wikipedia


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