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cloning vector

n.

An autonomously replicating plasmid having regions into which foreign DNA can be inserted.

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Nearby words

clonic spasm, clonicity, clonicotonic, clonidine, cloning, cloning vector, clonism, clonk, clonmel, clonogenic, clonorchiasis
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Culture definitions for cloning vector

cloning vector


An agent used to transfer bits of DNA into the DNA of a cell in genetic engineering. Common types of vectors include the genetically engineered viruses that infect a cell.

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