In vitro cloning

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  • Created by: Yarnie
  • Created on: 28-04-14 10:40

In vitro cloning

Advantages

  • Can be used to produce lots of DNA
  • The DNA produced isn't modified
  • only replicates the DNA fragment of interest
  • Fast process - PCR can produce millions of copies in a few hours.

Disadvantages

  • It can only replicate a small DNA fragment
  • You may need to modify the DNA
  • cannot make mRNA or protein

Evaluation

In vitro cloning makes copies of genes outside of a living organism using PCR

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