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- An organism that carries parasites from animals to humans and between humans (i.e. mosquitos carry malaria, tsetse flies carry the trypanosome that causes sleeping sickness, etc.).
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- in recombinant DNA work, the plasmid or phage chromosome used to carry the cloned DNA segment
Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
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