What Is Cloning?

  • Seok-Yong Choi
  • Hyunju Ro
  • Hankuil Yi


What “cloning” means in the laboratory varies depending on the person using it. Some people define “cloning” as animal cloning, while some define it as the discovery of new genes, or some say that cloning is moving particular genes around plasmids (though this is subcloning, to be exact) or mutating genes on plasmids. In this book, what I mean by cloning is moving genes around plasmids, mutating genes, or mining new genes.

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© Springer Nature B.V. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Seok-Yong Choi
    • 1
  • Hyunju Ro
    • 2
  • Hankuil Yi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical SciencesChonnam National University Medical SchoolGwangjuSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Biological Sciences and BiotechnologyChungnam National UniversityDaejeonSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesChungnam National UniversityDaejeonSouth Korea

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