Why is bacterial transformation used?

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Oct 24, 2016

Bacterial transformation is one of the many ways of today to create recombinant DNA -- in which genes from two different sources are combined together and placed into the same molecule or organism.


Bacterial transformations are often used in medicine and bioremediation.

Scientists have been able to artificially stimulate the bacteria to uptake certain chosen genes and then incorporate them into their genome. These transgenic bacteria can express the foreign genes by the production of proteins and mass produce them because of their ability to speedily and exactly clone themselves.

It is the utilisation of some types of transgenic bacteria, fungi, bacteria and other microbes to decompose any forms of garbage and to break down petroleum products.