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genetic pollution
Uncontrolled spread of genetic information (frequently referring to transgenes) into the genomes of organisms in which such genes are not present in nature.

Source:
Zaid, A. et al. 1999. Glossary of biotechnology and genetic engineering. FAO Research and Technology Paper No. 7. ISBN 92-5-104369-8 http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/003/X3910E/X3910E00.htm

 


genetic pollution
Uncontrolled escape of genetic information (frequently refering to products of genetic engineering) into the genomes of organisms in the environment where those genes never existed before.

Source:
Searchable Biotechnology Dictionary. University of Minnesota. http://www.plpa.agri.umn.edu/scag1500/definitions.html