12th Class Biology Biotechnology : Principles And Processes

  • question_answer 51)
      What would happen when one grows a recombinant bacterium in the bioreactor but forget to add antibiotic to the medium in which there combinant is growing?


                      In the absence of antibiotic, there will be no pressure on recombinants to retain the plasmid (containing the gene of our interest). Since, maintaining a high copy number of plasmids is a metabolic burden to the microbial cells, it will thus tend to loose the plasmid.

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