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Recombinant DNA Technology

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Abstract

The basic techniques of genetics have relied heavily on spontaneous or induced mutation, followed by standard recombination methods using sexual or asexual processes. There are natural barriers to limit recombination between different organisms, although some of these can be circumvented. Much interest has recently centred around techniques which avoid natural barriers to recombination. A wide variety of techniques has been used, including production of hybrids by cell or protoplast fusion, transfer of genes between different genera of bacteria by promiscuous plasmids, and extracellular manipulation of DNA from widely different sources.

Keywords

Bacteriophage Lambda Ampicillin Resistance Hybrid Plasmid Replacement Vector Allele Replacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK

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