Definition of Yeast Artificial Chromosome

A cloning vector based upon elements of yeast chromosomes. At a minimum these include: yeast telomeres, a yeast centromere, and a yeast autonomously replicating sequence (ARS). Such vectors are propagated in yeast and then transferred into a target eukaryotic cell where the yeast sequences can be recognized and will maintain the molecule through cell division. These vectors can maintain extremely large amounts of foreign DNA. YACs are maintained as linear molecules

Yeast Artificial Chromosome is from the group

Cloning Vector

Other Names for Yeast Artificial Chromosome

Yeast Artificial Chromosome
YAC
YAC Vector

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