A synthetic plasmid which incorporates the cos ends, and one or more selectable markers such as an antibiotic resistance gene. Cosmids were designed as vectors able to incorporate DNA fragments up to 40-50 kb in size.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • cosmid — noun (genetics) a large vector that is made from a bacteriophage and used to clone genes or gene fragments • Topics: ↑genetics, ↑genetic science • Hypernyms: ↑vector …   Useful english dictionary

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