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Meaning of PLASMID

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a small cellular inclusion consisting of a ring of DNA that is not in a chromosome but is capable of autonomous replication
 

PLASMID is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: cellular inclusion, inclusion, inclusion body

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Autonomously replicating, extrachromosomal circular DNA molecules, distinct from the normal bacterial genome and nonessential for cell survival under nonselective conditions. Some plasmids are capable of integrating into the host genome. A number of artificially constructed plasmids are used as cloning vectors.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A circular DNA molecule, capable of autonomous replication, which typically carries one or more genes encoding antibiotic resistance proteins. Plasmids can transfer genes between bacteria and are important tools of transformation for genetic engineers. (See Nicked circle, pAMP, Relaxed plasmid, Stringent plasmid, Supercoiled plasmid)
  2. Autonomously replicating extra-chromosomal circular DNA molecules, distinct from the normal bacterial genome and nonessential for cell survival under nonselective conditions. Some plasmids are capable of integrating into the host genome. A number of artificially constructed plasmids are used as cloning vectors.
 

 

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