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Shuttle vector

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Definition

noun

A vector that can replicate in more than one host organisms or two different cell types (e.g. a prokaryotic cell and a eukaryotic cell).


Supplement

An example is the yeast shuttle vector that can propagate within the cells of E.coli and yeast. Another is the adenovirus shuttle vector that can propagate in E.coli and mammal cells.


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