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Mary K. Campbell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305961135

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9th Edition
Mary K. Campbell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305961135
Textbook Problem

REFLECT AND APPLY Outline the methods you would use to pro- duce human growth hormone (a substance used in the treatment of dwarfism) in bacteria.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The method for producing human growth hormone is to be described.

Concept Introduction:

Introduction of DNA into the genome of virus and bacteria is possible. It is known as an insert.

Usually, insert is tagged to a plasmid, which is the small circular DNA present in bacteria.

The insert grows and makes multiple copies by the process of cloning.

Explanation

Cloning is the process in which identical copies of DNA are made. For cloning a piece of DNA that produces human growth hormone, a fragment with desired genes is identified. Then, the fragment is tagged to a plasmid, which is the small circular DNA present in bacteria...

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