an antibiotic resistance gene in a vector usually helps in the selection of which type of cells? a. transformed cells b. recombinant cells

Asked by chowdhuryraina11 | 11th Jun, 2022, 12:03: PM

Expert Answer:

Selectable marker genes are antibiotic resistance genes that help to select the host cells that contain the vector (transformants) and eliminate the non-tranformants. Antibiotic resistance genes such as ampicillin, tetracycline are useful selectable markers for E.coli. Thus, antibiotic resistance genes in a vector usually helps in the selection of transformed cells.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 13th Jun, 2022, 12:34: PM