- Created by: aleena147
- Created on: 04-02-20 19:14
vectors can be sued to insert DNA into other organisms
idea is to move genes for desirable charcateristica from one organism to another. the organisms genome is chnaged in the process.
a vector is something tahts used to transfer DNA into a cell.
plasmids are often used as vectors, they are small circular molcules of DNA that can be transferred between bacteria
the DNA you want to insert is cut out with a restriction enzyme. restriction enzymes recognise specific sequences of DNA and cut out the DNA at these points
the plasmid is then cut open using the same restriction enzyme
this creates stciky ends on the DNA, short tails of unpaired bases that are complementray to each other
the plasmid and the…