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Which of the following are limitations of using plasmids as vectors?
  1. Inability to uptake large insert size
  2. Inability to express eukaryotic genes efficiently
  3. Inability to express prokaryotic genes
  4. Ability to uptake small insert size


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The correct options are
A Inability to uptake large insert size
B Inability to express eukaryotic genes efficiently
Plasmids have some limitations when used as vectors. The insert size is very small, upto 6 or 7 kb. When eukaryotic genes are inserted into plasmids, it is not efficiently expressed. To overcome these limitations, scientists have come with many new vectors such as phages, cosmids, BAC and YAC.

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