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How are vectors used in recombinant DNA technology?

A

All vectors are exclusively nucleic acids, and they have helped mostly in the field of genetic engineering. They aid in the creation of new organisms.

B

They are transporting units, such as cosmids, plasmids, or bacteriophages. They carry recombinant DNA molecules to a host. This way the hosts can gain a new characteristic or quality to benefit themselves or others.

C

Vectors are plasmids that can transfer DNA from one organism to another, as long as the organisms belong to the same species.

D

They are transporting units such as cosmids, plasmids, or bacteriophages. They carry recombinant DNA molecules from one bacterium to another, and they are limited to prokaryotes only.

E

They are man-made structures that do not occur in nature. They carry recombinant DNA molecules, which get inserted into a prokaryotic cell. They are limited to prokaryotes only.

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