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    The A-Complementation Process

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    What is a-complementation and what are some examples of this process?

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    An example of a-complementation occurs between a lac- host and a vector carrying the lacZ gene. The host by itself is not able to produce all the components necessary to produce a functional version of the omega particle, an enzyme that recognizes b-gal as a substrate. When a vector carrying the lacZ gene is introduced to the ...

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    This solution looks at an example of a-complementation between a lac-host an a vector. It describes the mechanism of a-complementation when the host is not able to produce all components necessary for an omega particle.

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