Biotechnology - Recombinant DNA - Discussion

Discussion :: Recombinant DNA - Section 1 (Q.No.5)

5. 

In genetic engineering, a chimera is

[A]. an enzyme that links DNA molecules
[B]. a plasmid that contains foreign DNA
[C]. a virus that infects bacteria
[D]. a fungi

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Rakshith said: (Oct 16, 2013)  
Chimera is nothing but the combination of two things.

In case of genetic engineering it is nothing but combination of a plasmid with 1 or more foreign genes.

Nirmala said: (Apr 25, 2015)  
Recombinant DNA is the general name for taking a piece of one DNA, combining it with another strand of DNA.

Recombinant DNA molecules are sometimes called chimeric DNA, because they are usually made of material from two different species, like the mythical chimera.

Tarun said: (May 8, 2015)  
In Genetic engineering, Chimera is an animal that has two or more different populations of genetically distinct cells that originated in different zygote.

If the different cells emerged from the same zygote then it called mosaicism.

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