expression vector

n.

A vector, such as a plasmid, yeast, or animal virus genome, used to introduce foreign genetic material into a host cell in order to replicate and amplify the foreign DNA sequences as a recombinant molecule.

Nearby words

  1. expressage,
  2. expressed almond oil,
  3. expressed skull fracture,
  4. expression,
  5. expression mark,
  6. expressionism,
  7. expressionist,
  8. expressionless,
  9. expressive,
  10. expressive aphasia


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