plasmid cloning vector

plasmid cloning vector

[′plaz·mid ‚klōn·iŋ ‚vek·tər]
(genetics)
A plasmid that accepts foreign deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and is therefore used in recombinant DNA experiments.
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DNA library construction, ligation in plasmid cloning vectors and analysis of genomic DNA sequencing results.
Most plasmid cloning vectors carry at least one gene that confers antibiotic resistance on the host cell, and selection for transformants is achieved simply by plating on to an agar medium that contains ampicillin antibiotic.