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GMO Design

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A scientist is trying to engineer a plasmid for purposes of genetically modifying crops.

Which of the following is the MOST appropriate first step in the process?

A

Identify the gene of interest that will confer a benefit in the genetically modified crop.

B

Cut both the plasmid and the gene with the same restriction enzyme.

C

Use ligase to anneal the gene in the bacterial chromosome.

D

Select the bacteriophage that will be used as a vector for gene delivery.