Applied genetics

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  • Specific genes can be removed from chromsomes and then inseted into chromsomes of other species. These will then duplicate the gene as they reproduce and will have the potential to produce large amounts of the gene product for human use. 
  • When DNA containing a useful gene is inserted into the DNA of another species, the result is called recombinant DNA. 
  • In order to produce recombinant DN, chromosomes containing the wanted gene are broken into fragements. Restrication enzymes cut DNA at specfic parts, leaving uneven ends called sticky ends because their unpaired bases can join with other fragements having complementary sequences of nucleotides.
  • Each piece of chromosome…


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