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Found Recombinant DNA technology 6 times.

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1. Clone
An exact copy of a DNA segment; produced by recombinant DNA technology.

2. Cloning
The process of asexually producing a group of cells (clones), all genetically identical, from a single ancestor. In recombinant DNA technology , the use of DNA manipulation procedures to produce multiple copies of a single gene or segment of DNA is referred to as cloning DNA.

3. DNA ligase
In recombinant DNA technology, an enzyme that seals together two DNA fragments from different sources to form a recombinant DNA molecule.

4. Gene therapy
The insertion of normal or genetically altered genes into cells through the use of recombinant DNA technology ; usually done to replace defective genes as part of the treatment of genetic disorders.

5. Plasmids
Self-replicating, circular DNA molecules found in bacterial cells; often used as vectors in recombinant DNA technology . Small circles of double-stranded DNA found in some bacteria. Plasmids can carry from four to 20 genes. Plasmids are a commonly used vector in recombinant DNA studies.

6. 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.