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View synonyms for recombinant DNA technology

recombinant DNA technology

[ ree-kom-buh-nuhnt dee-en-ey tek-nol-uh-jee ]

noun

, Genetics.
  1. any of various techniques for separating and recombining segments of DNA or genes, often employing a restriction enzyme to cut a gene from a donor organism and inserting it into a plasmid or viral DNA for transplantation into a host organism, where the gene causes the production of a desired substance either for harvesting or for the benefit of the host organism itself.


recombinant DNA technology

  1. Techniques, usually associated with genetic engineering , in which strands of DNA from different sources are spliced together to form DNA for a new life form. Gene splicing is another name for this process.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of recombinant DNA technology1

First recorded in 1970–75

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