Definitions for "Bacterial artificial chromosome"
A vector capable of replication in bacteria that is used to clone 100 to 300 kb DNA fragments into E. coli cells.
Cloning vector that can incorporate large fragments of DNA. (see YACS)
(BAC). A cloning vector derived from a single-copy F-plasmid of Escherichia coli that carries the F replication and partitioning systems that ensure low copy number and faithful segregation of plasmid DNA to daughter cells. Large genomic fragments can be cloned into such vectors and they are faithfully replicated, which makes BACs useful for constructing genomic libraries.
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See BAC.