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Pronunciation: ek'so-je'not

Definition: In microbial genetics, the fragment of genetic material that has been transferred from a donor to the recipient and, being homologous for a region of the recipient's original genome (endogenote), produces in the homologous region a condition analogous to diploidy.

[exo + genote]

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