WHAT IS A VECTOR IN BIOTECHNOLOGY?

WHAT IS A VECTOR IN BIOTECHNOLOGY?

Biotechnology is divided into two words- biology and technology which means we use different techniques to improve our health and environment.

How can we use these techniques??? Answer to this in biotechnology is genetically manipulating microorganisms and for genetically manipulation of microorganisms we need a vector.

Thus, vector is a DNA molecule which is used as a vehicle that carry foreign genetic material which is artificially prepared into another cell. And in another cell it can be replicated or expressed. Vector that contains foreign DNA is called recombinant DNA.

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