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Why would human DNA not produce the correct protein if it was directly inserted into a...

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jfarley8 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 29, 2012 at 2:37 PM via web

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Why would human DNA not produce the correct protein if it was directly inserted into a bacterial genome?

 

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alphadav | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:33 PM (Answer #1)

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  1. the bacterial DNA is prokaryotic and the process of transcription and translation of DNA into RNA INto proteins is different in bacteria and and human.
  2. the gene on DNA are expressed as protiens .when the organisms is in a situation,where it brequires that particular protien to survive in that situation.  
  3. Human DNA cannot be directly inserted into bacterial genome as the lenth of both the DNA are different.
  4. only selected genes,which code for a protein can be introduce into plasmid to replicate and express itself as proteins ,which is the main principle of genetic engineering and biotechnology. 

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