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use of bacteria and plasmid

Post by kabuto » Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:11 pm

hi! i got this assignment and wonder if anyone can give me an outline..

explain the use of bacteria and plasmid in studying molecular biology.

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Post by LilKim » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:53 pm

To start off read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasmid

Another application/example that isn't clearly discussed on the first link... can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulin_re ... medication

Make sure that you look at "principles" heading... this works because of plasmids.

Finally check out:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recombinant_DNA

Well, I want to help you... but i don't want to give you the answers. Please let me know if you need clarification.

buena suerte
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Post by kabuto » Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:13 am

thanks :D

that's very useful

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Re: use of bacteria and plasmid

Post by rimpi1223 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:56 pm

kabuto wrote:hi! i got this assignment and wonder if anyone can give me an outline..

explain the use of bacteria and plasmid in studying molecular biology.
bacteria and plasmids are widely used in recombinant technology :roll:

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Post by rimpi1223 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:03 pm

plasmids r ccc(covalently closed circular)dna stucture, so it is used as cloning vector in RDT.they can easily inserted into any foreign dna.

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Post by hbeing » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:47 pm

plasmids are used as vectors in recombinant technology.you can get important products such as insulin,antibiotics using them.

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