chimeraplast


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chimeraplast

(kī-mîr′ə-plăst′, kĭ-)
n.
A synthetic molecule that contains DNA and RNA and is temporarily incorporated into the genome of an organism in order to mediate the repair of mutations in DNA base pairs.

chi·me′ra·plas′ty n.
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Once we know the sequence of the gene, then we build the chimeraplast so it binds to the exact location where we want to make a change," Messerschmidt said.
For plants, the chimeraplast enters a plant cell, makes the desired genetic change, and the modified cell is then grown into a full plant that contains the new trait, which is passed to the next generation through the seed.