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Why are plasmids used in genetic engineering?


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In genetic engineering, plasmid is used as the vector.

Vector is the "vehicle" where the to be cloned DNA fragment is inserted (passenger).

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plasmids are circular chains of DNA found in bacteria. genetic engineers remove the plasmids out of the bacteria and use enzyme to cut them where they want it cut. after they manipulate the plasmid, they reinsert into the bacteria to observe the changes that were made.The bacteria is usually the source of most of the plasmids that are used in genetic engineering.


Plasmids important to genetic engineering contain antibiotic resistance genes because it shows the bacteria which have taken up the plasmid.


Plasmids are typically used to introduce foreign DNA into a host cell. This can be done a multitude of ways, one of which is electroporation.


Plasmids are DNA molecules, usually circular, that are independent of the chromosomal DNA. In bacteria these can replicate independently as well. In genetic engineering, plasmids are called Vectors, and are used to isolate and multiply a specific gene. which, because they are independent of chromosomal DNA, can be transferred into other organisms.


Plasmids carry genes in bacteria. A plasmid carrying a beneficial gene can be used to put the gene into a plant.


The plasmids allows for a certain genetic engineering that allows the bacteria to produce insulin, a much needed substance for diabetics.


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A nucleotide labled with a fluorescent dye.


Genetic engineering is the use of science to recombine DNA in many different procedures to develop organisms. Genetic engineering is mostly used in agriculture and medicine.


No they do not. Only Bacterial cells store genetic info in plasmids


In genetic engineering, bacteria is used in altering and replicating the genes that are subsequently introduced into animals or plants.


a nucleotide labeled with a fluorescent dye. welcome :)


viruses are genetic elements that contain DNA or RNA as their genetic material,and have an extracellular form. Plasmids do not have an extracellular form. Plasmids only have DNA.


The technology used in genetic engineering on animals is roughly called animal engineering


Genetic Engineering is the study and application of genetics for a better life/future. Genetic engineering can be used to produce medicines & to improve food crops. Researchers are also using genetic engineering to try to cure human genetic disorders.


Plasmids are small segments of genetic material which are passed from one bacteria to another, so plasmids are unique to bacteria, which may also be referred to as prokaryotes.


how is genetic engineering carried out


Yes, genetic modification is a form of genetic engineering.


Genetic engineering techniques have been applied in numerous fields including agriculture. One of the best-known applications of genetic engineering in agriculture is genetically modified organisms.


The DNA lipases are the paste enzyme which helps to join the broken DNA fragments in genetic engineering


Short Answer is: our understanding of genetic engineering.


Since genetic engineering involves the manipulation of genes, genetics is the utmost importance in genetic engineering or any form of genetic technology.


Some believe genetic engineering is moral because it can be used for the good of mankind. Others believe it is not moral because the DNA should not be artificially changed. Still others question the uses of genetic engineering based on the way it is being used. Ultimately, whether one considers genetic engineering as moral is something they must determine for themselves.


on plasmids in a process called conjugation



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