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        Gene Cloning

        In this interactive activity adapted from the University of Nebraska's Library of Crop Technologies, learn how genes are cloned, or copied from one organism to another, using a multistep process that involves restriction enzymes and plasmids. The activity shows one bacterial cell "transforming" others with the addition of its DNA. The process naturally confers antibiotic resistance to the transformed bacteria, which in turn helps scientists isolate transformed bacteria from those that have not been transformed.

        This media asset was adapted from Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary: Gene Cloning.

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