Answer to Question #94084 in Molecular Biology for thato

Question #94084

Explain hoe foreign DNA is inserted into the host

Expert's answer

Transduction is the insertion of foreign DNA into a cell via a virus.

Transformation is a way that bacterial cells pick up pieces of DNA from their environment.

Injection is a common way of introducing foreign DNA into plants is to physically inject the DNA with a gene gun.

The Ti plasmid of agrobacterium has a region called the T-DNA, which is cut out of the plasmid and carried by bacterial proteins out of the bacteria into the plant cell. Insertion of foreign DNA into the T-DNA region by restriction enzymes is one way that scientists insert genes into plants.

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