shuttle vector


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shut·tle vec·tor

a vector that contains both bacterial and eukaryotic replication signals; thus, replication can occur in both types of cells.
See also: vector (4).

shuttle vector

A DNA plasmid with both bacterial and eukaryotic replicative machinery, which allows it to “promiscuously” propagate within bacteria and yeasts. Recombinant DNA in shuttle vectors can be amplified in bacteria and expressed in eukaryotes.

shuttle vector

A short DNA segment, such as may be found in a bacteriophage or a plasmid, that carries DNA between organisms of two different species.
See also: vector

shuttle vector

a VECTOR (2) that is capable of replicating (see REPLICATION in more than one HOST, for example ESCHERICHIA COLI and YEAST.
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A system of shuttle vectors and yeast host strains designed for efficient manipulation of DNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Mutational specificity in a shuttle vector replicating in chromium(VI)-treated mammalian cells, Environ Mol Mutagen 33:313-319 (1999).
Lexicon has implemented a new, proprietary shuttle vector system in our custom homologous recombination program.