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What is an advantage of using transgenic bacteria to produce human proteins?

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2014-04-23 20:11:04
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The advantages of using transgenic bacteria to produce human proteins are:

  1. It is very easy to alter bacterial plasmid.
  2. Moreover, bacteria can be cultured very easily and in large quantities. So, there is quick and bulk production of the required product.
  3. The proteins grow cheaply and in abundance.
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