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- The delivery of a gene or genes to a fertilized egg or an early embryonic cell. The transferred gene(s) is present in all or some of the nuclei of the cells of the mature individual, including possibly the reproductive cells, and alters the phenotype of the individual that develops.
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- androgenesis, asexual propagation, egg, fertilization, karyogamy, polyspermy, pro-nucleus, Pronucleus, reproduction, Sexual reproduction, zygote