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Genetic engineering

The science of modifying and manipulating genes to create new artificial DNA or synthetic genes of different organisms. There are many purposes for genetic engineering, some of which include finding better treatment for diseases, or simply for discovering new organism of interest.

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Genetic engineering

ribonuclease (Rnase)

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

A group of enzymes that catalyse the cleavage of nucleotides in RNA and degrade it into smaller components. Ribonucleases can be divided into endoribonucleases and exoribonucleases, and comprise ...

variable number tandem repeat (VNTR)

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

A short DNA sequence that is present as tandem repeats and in highly variable copy number.

ribonucleic acid (RNA)

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

An organic acid composed of repeating nucleotide units of adenine, guanine, cytosine and uracil, whose ribose components are linked by phospho-diester bonds. The information-carrying material in some ...

sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS)

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

An organic compound with the formula CH 3 (CH 2 ) 11 OSO 3 Na. It is an anionic surfactant used in many cleaning and hygiene products. The salt is of an organosulfate consisting of a 12-carbon tail ...

blastula

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In animals, an early embryo form that follows the morula stage; typically, a single-layered sheet (blastoderm) or ball of cells (blastocyst).

co-transfection

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In baculovirus expression systems, the procedure by which the baculovirus and the transfer vector are simultaneously introduced into insect cells in culture.

vascular cambium

Biotechnology; Genetic engineering

In biennials and perennials, cambium giving rise to secondary phloem and secondary xylem.

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