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Keyword - Plasmid (KW-0614)

Definition

Protein encoded on a plasmid, a self-replicating circular DNA that is found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal and plant species, and can be transferred from one organism to another. Plasmids often carry antibiotic-resistant genes and are widely used in molecular biology as vectors of genes and in cloning.

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PlasmidTechnical term