Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Recombinant DNA

Recombinant DNA:
It is a kind of genetic engineering in which microorganism are genetically engineered with good strains of genome to obtain useful product like insulin, Hepatitis-B vaccine.

Gene therapy and Magic bullet mechanism is a recombinant DNA technology. Main application of recombinant DNA technology is :

  1. To produce new medicine & safer vaccines.

  2. Increase agricultural yields & decrease production cost.

  3. Treat some genetic disease like colourblindness.

  4. Maintain or Improve food's nutritional value.

  5. Maintain environment (i.e. decrase water and air pollution)

  6. Detect food spoilage ...etc.

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