How to Mix DNA Together

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JaquelineP12
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How to Mix DNA Together

Post by JaquelineP12 »

hi,
I am doing an experiment and I am gathering my DNA and A tomatoes DNA to make a GMO plant I just wanted to know how I can mix DNA together and make it even. because us humans share 60% of tomato DNA so I divided that by 2 and got 30. I need it to be even otherwise it wont work I need detailed instruction otherwise I will not understand. ( also is there any other option I can use beside a gene gun to inject my plant :D )
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Re: How to Mix DNA Together

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Hello!

This is an interesting question. What are you trying to accomplish with your project? If I'm understanding correctly, it sounds like you're trying to add human DNA to a plant. The problem is, if you add human DNA to a plant, it won't work in the plant because plants can't recognize and read human genes. Human DNA also doesn't have the genes that plant cells need to survive, so a hybrid human/plant cell would die. This article does a good job of explaining why human DNA won't work in a plant: https://www.thetech.org/ask-a-geneticist/ask382

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JaquelineP12
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Re: How to Mix DNA Together

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hi, thank you so much i understand now
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