host-vector system

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.H02860
A compatible combination of host (e.g. bacteria) and vector (e.g. plasmid ) that allows propagation of DNA.
Source:
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. 'Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)' on page 156 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199264010143)