bacterial artificial chromosome

noun

Medical Definition of bacterial artificial chromosome

: a genetically engineered bacterial chromosome that is used as a vector to clone DNA segments, that is introduced for cloning into a bacterium (E. coli) where it is maintained as a plasmid, and into which a segment of foreign DNA up to about 300 kilobases in length may be spliced for cloning abbreviation BAC

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“Bacterial artificial chromosome.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bacterial%20artificial%20chromosome. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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