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LNSX is a retrovirus and is combined with ______ in order to create a shuttle vector.

(a) eukaryotic plasmid

(b) prokaryotic plasmid

(c) either eukaryotic or prokaryotic plasmid

(d) yeast plasmid

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I want to ask this question from Cultured Cells in Mammals and Restricted Areas in Intact Organisms in chapter Using Other Organisms of Genetic Engineering

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Right option is (b) prokaryotic plasmid

Best explanation: LNSX is a retrovirus and is combined with a prokaryotic plasmid so that it can act as a shuttle vector. The retrovirus contains neomycin resistance gene as a selectable marker and a promoter.

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