shuttle vector


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shuttle vector

[′shəd·əl ‚vek·tər]
(cell and molecular biology)
A deoxyribonucleic acid vector able to replicate in two different organisms, and therefore able to shuttle foreign nucleic acids between two different hosts. Also known as bifunctional vector.
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First the PCR amplified product was cloned in the TA cloning vector pTZ57R (data not shown) and subsequently subcloned in the yeast shuttle vector pGAL426.
Yale University (New Haven, CT) has patented a yeast-bacteria shuttle vector that can be used to clone large regions of DNA by homologous recombination.
Transfer of the inverted repeat construct into the shuttle vector, pArt (Gleave, AP.