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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The plasmid pUC19 is one of a series of plasmid cloning vectors and it is one of the most widely used vector molecules as the cells into which foreign DNA has been introduced, can be easily distinguished from the non-recombinants based on color differences of colonies on growth media (Storkle and Dominic (2007).
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.