(re-KOM-bih-nant) DNA artificially constructed by insertion of foreign DNA into the DNA of an appropriate organism (usually bacteria or yeast) so that the foreign DNA is replicated along with the host DNA.
Genetic material that has been altered and inserted into an organism, such as bacteria, through bioengineering. Many drugs are now produced using recombinant DNA methods.
(Abbr. rDNA) As a process: broad range of techniques that involve the manipulation of the genetic material of organisms, also known as genetic engineering or biotechnology. As a product: fragments of DNA from two sources or organisms joined together t