Cells from a monkey which have had genes from the virus SV40 added to it. The genes are used by the virus to replicate its DNA. The cells are used by scientists as host cells in cloning experiments to make lots of gene clones of eukaryotic DNA molecules of interest, along with cloning vectors made from more parts of the SV40 genome and in which the eukaryotic DNA of interest is inserted.
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