Meaning of recombinant DNA technology
recombinant DNA technology
— Genetics. Genetics.
- any of various techniques for separating and recombining segments of DNA or genes, often employing a restriction enzyme to cut a gene from a donor organism and inserting it into a plasmid or viral DNA for transplantation into a host organism, where the gene causes the production of a desired substance either for harvesting or for the benefit of the host organism itself. Also called
- recombinant DNA technology (Thesaurus)