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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Therefore, this is why we have followed this system to produce collagen; thus, we have designed two yeast shuttle vectors containing the gene expression cassettes of human collagen type I.
Researchers are using shuttle vector systems in yeast, mammalian cells, and lung tissue of transgenic mice to investigate the mechanisms of chromate mutagenesis (66,67).
This PCR product was then cloned into the pCNTR shuttle vector using the General Contractor cloning kit from 5prime-3prime (Boulder, CO).