Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Gene Cloning

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1044

Insertion of a fragment of DNA containing a gene into a cloning vector and subsequent propagation of the recombinant DNA molecule in a host organism. Recently, cloning of a DNA fragment by the polymerase chain reaction has simplified the technology.

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