reassortment


reassortment

noun

  1. the act of assorting; distribution; classification.
  2. a collection of various kinds of things; a mixed collection.

noun

  1. the formation of a hybrid virus containing parts from the genomes of two distinct viruses in a mixed infection

noun

  1. a collection or group of various things or sorts
  2. the act of assorting
n.

1610s, “action of assorting,” from assort + -ment. Sense of “group of things of the same sort” is attested from 1759; that of “group of things whether the same sort or not” from 1791.

n.

  1. The relationship between non-allelic genetic traits that are transmitted from parent to child independently and according to the degree of linkage between the respective loci.

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