A genomic library can be created by carrying out a digest of the genomic content of an individual organism. The fragments of overlapping DNA are then inserted into a vector such as a lambda-phage. The vector can then infect a bacteria suh as E. coli which gives rise to a collection of recombinant clones representing all of the DNA in an organism.
- ↑ Berg, J. Stryer, L. Tymoczko, J. (2011) Biochemistry. 7th edition. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company . Page 158.