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1. Recombinant DNA
A combination of DNA molecules of different origin that are joined using recombinant DNA technologies.

2. Recombinant DNA
Recombinant DNA is a fragment of DNA incorporated artificially into the DNA molecule of a suitable vector so that it can express itself many times. This way a large quantity of the DNA in question can be obtained. The DNA is usually one that contains genes of interest, such as interferon , insulin , or growth hormone . The DNA may also be intended to fix mutated genes causing diseases, such as hemophilia or sickle cell anemia . The vector could be plasmid s, bacteriophage s, and cosmid s (packaged plasmid DNA into a phage particle).

3. Recombinant DNA molecules
New combinations of DNA fragments formed by cutting DNA segments from two sources with restriction enzyme and then joining the fragments together with DNA ligase. Interspecies transfer of genes usually through a vector such as a virus or plasmid.

4. Recombinant DNA technologies
Procedures used to join together DNA segments in a cell-free system (an environment outside a cell or organism). Under appropriate conditions, a recombinant DNA molecule can enter a cell and replicate there, either autonomously or after it has become integrated into a cellular chromosome .

5. Recombinant DNA technology
A series of techniques in which DNA fragments are linked to self-replicating forms of DNA to create recombinant DNA molecules. These molecules in turn are replicated in a host cell to create clones of the inserted segments.