reporter gene

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reporter gene

[ri′pȯrd·ər ‚jēn]
(genetics)
A transfected gene that produces a signal, such as green fluorescence, when it is expressed; it is typically included in a larger cloned gene that is introduced into an organism to study its temporal and spatial pattern of expression.
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fischeri vector pEVS179 to undergo transposon mutagenesis and ultimately antibiotic marker exchange, placing mutants back into the ES114 chromosome.
Amflora potato and three hybrid maize (MON863xMON810, MON863xNK603, MON863xMON810xNK60") - these products contain an antibiotic marker gene.
The inclusion of these antibiotic markers have been strongly opposed especially because it is possible for this genetic material to move to bacteria in the soil or from the genetically engineered food into gut bacteria, increasing the possibility of antibiotic resistance.

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