Define: wild type, Recombinant, Mutant

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Define: wild type, Recombinant, Mutant

Post by doctobe » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:54 am

Hello,

It is sad but I am having trouble trying to define the three terms


1. A recombinant

2.Mutant

3. Wild Type.

There names don't help. Because wild type means "normal", but what the heck is normal in molecular biology?

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Post by plasmodesmata11 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:35 am

look them up on google. but in regards to wild type, i would say it is the most common phenotype.

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Post by JackBean » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:15 am

that's the one, which you could find in the nature, that's the wild specimen/type ;)
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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Re: Define: wild type, Recombinant, Mutant

Post by jwalin » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:39 am

doctobe wrote:Hello,

1. A recombinant

2.Mutant

There names don't help.


the names help very muc

yeah that depends if you know about recombination and mutation
it isn't what you do that matters but it is how you do it

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Post by doctobe » Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:11 am

I think as I am doing homework and or reading some of these complementation tests and homework problems being given. It is difficult to understand the difference between a mutant and recombinant.

Also difficult when the recombinant produced it used as a parent along with wild type to attempt to prove something.
(did that even make sense)?

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