ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Recombinant

Pertaining to the recombining of genetic material from one species into alternate sequences. Plasmids may then be used to incorporate the genetic material into other organisms such as E. coli bacteria. Genetically altered microorganisms are usually referred to as recombinant; plants and animals so modified are called transgenic.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 6: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities

Publication Date: 2004

See also: Transgenics

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