In Vitro and Vivo DNA Amplification

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TheTennisOne
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Can someone outline the differences between the two? More specifically the In Vivo - pretty much got the PCR In Vitro stuff down - not sure bout the rest

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Vitro means glass I'm quite sure, so In Vitro means amplification of DNA inside a tube, a beaker, anything in the lab I suppose. Vivo means life, so, In Vivo means amplifying DNA inside a living organism, i.e. with rDNA such as plasmids: we amplify using dividing bacteria such as E.coli.

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Vitro means that an amplification of DNA is performed out of a cell, while vivo means the same procedure in a cell.

As Callicious said it above: vitro means glasses, while vivo means life. That is a good mnenomic.
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