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Microorganisms: Applications in Molecular Biology

  1. Jill B Keeney

Published Online: 21 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000971.pub2

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Keeney, J. B. 2007. Microorganisms: Applications in Molecular Biology. eLS. .

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  1. Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA

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  1. Published Online: 21 DEC 2007

Abstract

Microorganisms, most notably yeast and bacteria, are used in research and industry for cloning genes, replicating DNA and producing purified proteins. Yeast, in particular, is widely used as a model organism for studying a variety of cell functions.

Keywords:

  • plasmids;
  • vectors;
  • tissue culture;
  • cloning;
  • genomes