Definitions for "Expression vector"
A cloning vector that contains the necessary regulatory sequences to allow transcription and translation of a cloned gene or genes.
A modified plasmid or virus that carries a gene or cDNA into a suitable host cell and there directs synthesis of the encoded protein. Some expression vectors are designed for screening DNA libraries for a gene of interest ( Figures 7-21 and 20-9); others, for producing large amounts of a protein from its cloned gene ( Figures 7-36 and 7-37).
virus or plasmid that harbours a DNA sequence constructed in the aim of expressing a specific protein into a host cell.