Glossary of "The Cell (5th ed.)" by Alberts et al. (2008)
- Population of identical individuals (cell or organisms) formed by repeated (asexual) division from a common ancestor. Also used as a verb: “to clone a gene” means to create multiple copies of a gene by growing a clone of carrier cells (such as E. coli) into which the gene has been introduced, and from which it can be recovered, by recombinant DNA techniques.
- Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J. Raff, M., Roberts, K. & Walter P. 2008. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th ed. -xxxiii + 1268 pp. Garland Science, New York.