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Recombinant DNA technology

Similar term(s): rDNA technology.

Definition:

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.

Source: DG Research of the EC ; Bio-glossary  

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Using this technique, researchers can study the characteristics and actions of specific genes.

An organism manipulated using recombinant DNA techniques is called a genetically modified organism (GMO).

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

DNA - Genetic Engineering

Translation(s):

Español: Tecnología del ADN recombinante
Français: Technologie de l'ADN recombinant

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