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Cloning vector

cloning vector n.
An autonomously replicating plasmid having regions into which foreign DNA can be inserted.

An agent used to transfer bits of DNA into the DNA of a cell in genetic engineering. Common types of vectors include the genetically engineered viruses that infect a cell.


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