QUESTIONS

1. One of the aims of genetic engineering is to produce a protein as cheaply and easily as possible.  In order to do this, the gene that triggers production of the desired protein is inserted into a host organism.
(a) State three reasons why bacteria make good host organisms.
 

 

 

 

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(b)  Define a vector in relation to genetic engineering?
 

 

 

(1)
(c) Define a plasmid in relation to genetic engineering?   

 

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