Recombinant Plasmids as Vectors in Bacterial Cells is a part of the VCE Biology area of study ‘How Do Humans Impact on Biological Processes?’. It is a part of the subtopic ‘DNA Manipulation’. A plasmid is circular DNA found in bacteria and some other organisms. Because they are self-replicating, double-stranded and have the ability to carry foreign DNA, they are used for experimental purposes.
What is a Plasmid?
Watch this video to learn about plasmids and their place in bacteria.
How are Plasmids Used in DNA Research?
Watch this video to learn about DNA cloning and recombinant DNA.
This video is a brief introduction to genetic cloning.
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