Yeast artificial chromosome
yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) [pl. yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs)]
Glossary of "Botany (2nd ed)" by Moore et al. (1998)
- A yeast chromosome into which large fragments of foreign DNA (millions of base pairs) have been inserted; YACs can be replicated like native chromosomes in yeast cells, thereby cloning large amounts foreign DNA as well.
- Moore, R., Clark, W. D. & Vodopich, D. S. 1998. Botany, 2nd ed. -xxiv + 918 pp. WCB/McGraw-Hill, New York.