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Which of the bacteria are used as hosts?

(a) Gram-positive

(b) Gram-negative

(c) Both gram positive and negative are preferred equally

(d) Both can be used but gram positive is preferred

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Correct option is (d) Both can be used but gram positive is preferred

Easy explanation: Gram positive bacteria are particularly used as hosts. It is so because they secrete the expressed proteins in the growth medium at a much higher rate.

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