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Vaccinia virus is a commonly used virus and it is a member of pox virus family. It has a large genome of _____________ and can accept at least ____________ of foreign DNA.

(a) 200kb, 25kb

(b) 1000kb, 200kb

(c) 500kb, 50kb

(d) 800kb, 100kb

This question was posed to me by my school principal while I was bunking the class.

Question is taken from Cultured Cells in Mammals and Restricted Areas in Intact Organisms in portion Using Other Organisms of Genetic Engineering

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The correct choice is (a) 200kb, 25kb

To explain: Vaccinia virus is a commonly used virus. It is having a large genome of size 200kb and can atleast accept foreign DNA of size 25kb.

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