Recombinant DNA technology
Similar term(s): rDNA technology.
The laboratory manipulation of DNA in which DNA, or fragments of DNA from
different sources, are cut and recombined using enzymes. This recombinant DNA is
then inserted into a living organism. rDNA technology is usually used
synonymously with genetic engineering.
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Using this technique, researchers can study the characteristics and actions of
An organism manipulated using recombinant DNA techniques is called a
genetically modified organism (GMO).
DNA - Genetic Engineering
Español: Tecnología del ADN recombinante
Français: Technologie de l'ADN recombinant