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Authored by: Kimball Nill

Glossary of Biotechnology and Agrobiotechnology Terms

Print publication date:  July  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498758208
eBook ISBN: 9781315367811
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Refers to a chromosome that has been entirely synthesized (manufactured) by man. Potential uses include inserting it into the DNA of a microorganism to cause that microorganism to produce certain new medicines, to produce biofuels, to produce industrial raw materials, to produce food, etc. See also Chromosomes, Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), Microorganism, Synthetic biology.


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