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cloning vector[′klōn·iŋ ‚vek·tər]
(cell and molecular biology)
A carrier, such as a bacterial plasmid or bacteriophage, used to insert a genetic sequence, such as a deoxyribonucleic acid fragment or a complete gene, into a host cell such that the foreign genetic material is capable of replication.
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