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is there anyone who can help me translate Mammalian Two-Hybrid System into Chinese? I'm not sure is it 哺乳动物双杂交系统? Any help would be appreciated!

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  • Seems fine to me, but I'm not sure whether it's a correct technical term for the special domain. – user4072 Oct 19 '15 at 9:53
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    Wikipedia and iciba: ( 酵母菌)双杂合系统 (Yeast) two hybrid system (合 instead of 交) – user6065 Oct 19 '15 at 9:57
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    哺乳动物细胞双杂交系统, I don't know why they emphasize "细胞(cell)" in the translation as I'm not an expert on this subject, but it's a jargon that Chinese experts would actually use in their papers. For translation of such terminologies, you can try dict.cnki.net – it will list translations by citing corresponding papers so you can verify if the context is OK. – Stan Oct 19 '15 at 13:21
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    @Stan [Hybridization is the result of mixing two species's genes][1]. In scientific terms, hybridization is done in cell level. So there is "细胞(cell)" in the phrase. However, [Yeast are eukaryotic microorganisms][1]. To put it simply, they are cells. I think in order to avoid repeating it, the phrase "Yeast two hybrid system" is not contain "细胞(cell)". [1]: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_(biology)#Interspecific_hybrids [2]: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast – zz22 Jan 18 '16 at 12:48
  • @zz22 thanks for the info :) – Stan Jan 18 '16 at 13:50
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According after reading your reference :

Mammalian Two-Hybrid System

Original record is talking about "protein-protein interactions in mammalian cells". The protein is not living thing so it can't 雜交, 交合, 雜交 (these terms mean cross mating).

It seems below is better.

哺乳動物細胞雙混合系統
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There's a related on, yeast two hybrid system, which is 酵母菌双杂合系统. So your answer should be 哺乳动物双杂合系统 in simplified Chinese.

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