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Back to BAC: The Use of Infectious Clone Technologies for Viral Mutagenesis
AbstractBacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) vectors were first developed to facilitate the propagation and manipulation of large DNA fragments in molecular biology studies for uses such as genome sequencing projects and genetic disease models. To facilitate these studies, methodologies have been developed to introduce specific mutations that can be directly applied to the mutagenesis of infectious clones (icBAC) using BAC technologies. This has resulted in rapid identification of gene function and expression at unprecedented rates. Here we review the major developments in BAC mutagenesis in vitro. This review summarises the technologies used to construct and introduce mutations into herpesvirus icBAC. It also explores developing technologies likely to provide the next leap in understanding these important viruses.
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Hall, R.N.; Meers, J.; Fowler, E.; Mahony, T. Back to BAC: The Use of Infectious Clone Technologies for Viral Mutagenesis. Viruses 2012, 4, 211-235.View more citation formats
Hall RN, Meers J, Fowler E, Mahony T. Back to BAC: The Use of Infectious Clone Technologies for Viral Mutagenesis. Viruses. 2012; 4(2):211-235.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hall, Robyn N.; Meers, Joanne; Fowler, Elizabeth; Mahony, Timothy. 2012. "Back to BAC: The Use of Infectious Clone Technologies for Viral Mutagenesis." Viruses 4, no. 2: 211-235.