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The DNA molecule into which the gene of interest is integrated for cloning is called as


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Carrier
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Transformer
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Vector
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The correct option is B Vector
Plasmids are the self-replicating circular DNA molecules in the bacterial cells. These plasmids are used for the transfer of the desired genes into the other cells and are known as vectors.
It is a DNA molecule used as a vehicle to artificially carry foreign genetic material into another cell, A vector containing foreign DNA is termed as recombinant DNA. The desired foreign DNA segment can be introduced into these vectors with the help of restriction enzymes and ligase.
So, the correct answer is 'Vector'. 

Biology

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