vector


vector
(1) Mathematical term to describe something that has both direction and magnitude.
(2) Common term for a plasmid that can be used to transfer DNA sequences from one organism to another. See transfection. Different vectors may have properties particularly appropriate to give protein expression in the recipient, or for cloning, or may have different selectable markers.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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