Expression Plasmids

Generally, they are in a free state outside the chromosome. But under certain conditions, they can also be reversibly integrated into the host chromosome. It replicates with the replication of chromosomes and then it can be transmitted to offspring through cell division. At present, There are many methods to be used to extract plasmid DNA. The method of alkaline lysis is used to extract plasmid DNA. 


BlueGene Biotech News Center

Expression Plasmids Types

Expression Plasmids FAQs

  • Q

    How are plasmids expressed?

    Genetic tools express genes in cells and are usually in the form of plasmids or viruses. These vectors are generally used to introduce specific genes into target cells, and use the protein production system in target cells to express the protein encoded by genes on the vectors. This is the basic tool for protein production in biotechnology. It usually contains some regulatory sequences, such as enhancers and promoters, to improve the expression efficiency of genes carried on them. A good expression vector should be able to efficiently produce its encoded protein, which is generally achieved by transcribing a large number of stable messenger RNAs to translate them into target proteins. The production of the target protein can also be strictly regulated so that it can only be mass-produced when there are specific induction conditions.

  • Q

    What is the difference between cloning and expression plasmids?

    Cloning vectors and expression vectors are two types of vectors, used in recombinant DNA technology to transfer foreign DNA chain segments into a target cell. Both cloning and expression vectors comprise replication origin, multiple cloning sites, and selectable marker genes in their vector sequences. Both cloning and expression vectors are self-replicative due to the presence of a replication origin. Cloning vectors can be either plasmids, cosmids, or bacteriophages. The main difference between a cloning vector and an expression vector is that a cloning vector is used to transfer foreign DNA chain segments into a host cell, whereas an expression vector is a type of cloning vector, which contains suitable expression signals, promoter,ribosome-binding site, stop code with maximal gene expression.

Quick Find a Distributor of BlueGene Biotech

Join us and become BlueGene's distributor, you will get a broad range of Life science research products and more than 12 years of experienced technical supports.