Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 15 - Self-Quiz - Page 248: 2


a. cloning vector

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A cloning vector is a molecule that can be used to introduce foreign DNA into a host cell. An example of a cloning vector is a bacterial plasmid, a circular piece of DNA. This bacterial plasmid can carry and transmit the foreign portion of DNA that was introduced into it. The plasmid is then replicated and passed on to offspring when the bacteria divides.
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