name: genetic transfer
def: "In the absence of a sexual life cycle, the process involved in the introduction of genetic information to create a genetically different individual." [GOC:clt]
comment: GO:0009292 should not be used for annotation of phage lysogeny (integration of the bacteriophage nucleic acid into the host bacterium's genome).
synonym: "genetic exchange" BROAD 
is_a: GO:0044764 ! multi-organism cellular process
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