Microorganisms in genetic engineering
Genetic engineering is the manipulation of genes. Also called recombinant DNA technology.
Plasmid method, is the most familiar technique in genetic
engineering in which pieces of DNA (genes) are introduced into a
host by means of a carrier (vector) system. Vector - Plasmid (circular bacterial DNA)
Human insulin (used against diabetes), and human growth hormone
(used to treat pituitary dwarfism) are the two products commercially
produced by this method.
bacterium is used in the production of human insulin.