yeast artificial chromosome

Abbreviation: YAC
A vector which can be propagated in budding yeast (Saccharamyces pombe), consisting of the minimal elements required for a chromosome to replicate, and allowing for the cloning of large DNA fragments (hundreds of kilobase pairs).

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • Yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) — A vector (carrier) created and used in the laboratory to clone pieces of DNA. A YAC is constructed from the telomeric, centromeric, and replication origin sequences needed for replication in yeast cells. (The telomere is the end of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • mega yeast artificial chromosome — A yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) which can carry particularly large inserts (up to 1Mbp) standard YACs typically carry inserts of up to 500kbp …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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  • Bacterial Artificial Chromosome — Chromosome artificiel bactérien Pour les articles homonymes, voir BAC. Un chromosome bactérien artificiel CBA ou BAC (pour Bacterial Artificial Chromosome), est un vecteur bactérien conçu pour la cartographie et l analyse des génomes complexes… …   Wikipédia en Français

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