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- DNA: A macromolecule — chemically, a nucleic acid — that stores genetic information.
- Genetics: The study of the inheritance of characteristics, genes and DNA.
- Scientific method: The concept of systematic inquiry based on hypotheses and their testing in light of empirical evidence.
- Horizontal gene transfer (History): Chronology of horizontal gene transfer.
- Horizontal gene transfer in plants: Any process in which an organism transfers genetic material (i.e. DNA) to another cell that is not its cellular offspring, as distinct from vertical gene transfer where genes are inherited from parents or ancestors in a lineage of cellular organisms.
- Horizontal gene transfer in prokaryotes: Horizontal gene transfer (HGT; also called lateral gene transfer, LGT) is defined as movement of genes between different species, or across broad taxonomic categories. Prokaryotes are cells, such as bacteria, that do not have a nucleus enclosed by a nuclear membrae. Their DNA is in a region of the cell called the nucleiod, or nucleus-like material.
- Horizontal gene transfer: Transfer of genetic material to a being other than one of the donor's offspring.
- Maize: Cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently spread throughout the world, and one of the most widely grown crops in the Americas.
- Mobile DNA: Blocks of DNA that are able to move and insert into new locations throughout the genome without needing DNA sequence similarity or requiring the process of homologous recombination to enable movement.
- Plant breeding: The purposeful manipulation of plant species in order to create desired genotypes and phenotypes for specific purposes, such as food production, forestry, and horticulture.
- Transposon: Blocks of conserved DNA that can occasionally move to different positions within the chromosomes of a cell.
- Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: Award conferred once a year since 1901 by the Swedish Karolinska Institute, for physiology or medicine.