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If a host other than E.coli is to be used, what property of DNA to be inserted is disadvantageous?

(a) Circular DNA

(b) Linear DNA

(c) Replicating DNA

(d) Non-replicating DNA

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This interesting question is from Bacteria in portion Using Other Organisms of Genetic Engineering

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Correct answer is (c) Replicating DNA

The best explanation: If the DNA is to be inserted in a host other than E.coli than the DNA can be circular or linear and it should be non-replicating. As it is non-replicating, it can be stably maintained in the host only by integration into replicon.

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