Recombinant DNA Technology


The terms recombinant DNA technology, DNA cloning, molecular cloning, or gene cloning all refer to use of molecular techniques to select a specific sequence or sequences of DNA from an organism and transfer it into another organism to code for or alter specific traits. Thus, recombinant DNA technology provides a powerful molecular tool that enables scientists to engineer sequences of DNA.


Haemophilus Influenzae Cloning Vector Stable Cell Line Inner Cell Mass Growth Hormone Gene 
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7.6Glossary of Terms and Acronyms


ampicillin resistance gene


adenosine triphosphate


bacterial artificial chromosome


calcium ion


calcium chloride


complementary DNA


chlorine ion


carbon dioxide


deoxyribonucleic acid


embryonic stem cells


growth hormone


human artificial chromosome


monohydrogen phosphate ion


inner cell mass


isopropyl-β-D thiogalactopyranoside


potassium ion


β-galactosidase gene of E. coli


multiple cloning sites also called polylinkers


magnesium ion


messenger RNA


sodium ion




ribonucleic acid


sulfate ion


yeast artificial chromosome


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of Saskatchewan College of Arts and ScienceSaskatoonCanada

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