recombinant DNA technology

recombinant DNA technology
noun
the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism
Hypernyms: ↑biotechnology, ↑biotech

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Genetics.
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. Also called gene splicing.
[1970-75]

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