recombinant DNA

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DNA that contains genes from different sources that have been combined by the techniques of genetic engineering rather than by breeding experiments. Genetic engineering is therefore also known as recombinant DNA technology. Recombinant DNA is formed during gene cloning or in the creation of genetically modified organisms.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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