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Site-specific Recombination: Uses in Biotechnology

  1. Ronald H Hoess

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001060



How to Cite

Hoess, R. H. 2001. Site-specific Recombination: Uses in Biotechnology. eLS. .

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  1. DuPont Pharmaceutical Company, Delaware, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Site-specific recombination has become an important tool for manipulating DNA both in vitro and in vivo. It has found widespread use in controlling gene expression in transgenic plants and animals.


  • recombination;
  • site-specific;
  • phage display;
  • transgenics;
  • cre-lox