What is a DNA Plasmid? - Importance to Genetic Engineering


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Which of the following is LEAST likely to be used in an experiment in which a human growth hormone gene is inserted into a plasmid?

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1. The main purpose of a multiple cloning site is:

2. Which of the following is the main purpose of the origin of replication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will assess your understanding of the purposes of human growth hormone genes, multiple cloning sites, replication, and antibiotic selectable markers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In particular, you will be examined on:

  • Experiments that use a selectable marker
  • The purpose of antibiotic selectable markers
  • The necessity for an origin of replication
  • The purpose of multiple cloning sites
  • Experiments in which human growth hormones are inserted into a plasmid

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way DNA works
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about genetic engineering in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on DNA plasmid

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about genetic engineering? Take a look at our associated lesson by the name of What is a DNA Plamid? - Importance to Genetic Engineering. The lesson will cover things like:

  • The definition of a plasmid
  • The function of a multiple cloning site and origin of replication
  • The purpose of selectable markers
  • Uses for antibiotic selectable markers in research