Which one of the following is used as a vector for cloning genes into higher organisms?

  • Option 1)

    Baculoviruses

  • Option 2)

    Salmonella typhimurium

  • Option 3)

    Rhizopus nigricans

  • Option 4)

    Retrovirus

 

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Vectors -

The vectors are DNA molecules that can carry a foreign DNA segment and replicate inside the host cell. Vectors may be plasmids; bacteriophage, cosmids, phagemids, yeast artificial chromosomes (YAC), Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes (BAC); transposones, shuttle vectors and virus.

- wherein

Vectors carry inserted DNA from one host to another host.

 

 Vectors used for cloning genes into higher organisms are retroviruses.


Option 1)

Baculoviruses

This option is incorrect

Option 2)

Salmonella typhimurium

This option is incorrect

Option 3)

Rhizopus nigricans

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

Retrovirus

This option is correct

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