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A circular, double-stranded unit of DNA that replicates within a cell independently of the chromosomal DNA. Plasmids are most often found in bacteria and are used in recombinant DNA research to transfer genes between cells.


(Genetics) a small circle of bacterial DNA that is independent of the main bacterial chromosome. Plasmids often contain genes for drug resistances and can be transmitted between bacteria of the same and different species: used in genetic engineering
[C20: from plasm + -id1]


(ˈplæz mɪd)

a strand or loop of DNA that exists independently of the chromosome in bacteria and yeast and that is capable of genetic replication: used in recombinant DNA procedures as a vehicle of gene transfer.
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Noun1.plasmid - a small cellular inclusion consisting of a ring of DNA that is not in a chromosome but is capable of autonomous replication
cellular inclusion, inclusion body, inclusion - any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases); "an inclusion in the cytoplasm of the cell"
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It also acts as a strong DNA-intercalating agent and biotechnologists use it widely as a potent plasmid curing agent wherein a bacterium is made free of plasmids.
Other ST167 isolates carrying mcr-1 have been reported; for example, mcr-1 was carried on a [approximately equal to] 65-kb IncI2 plasmid and the [bla.
This marker allows the researchers to see that the DNA plasmid is incorporated into the cell, and that it is completely gone upon removal.
The researchers use a Tet-On 3G inducible PiggyBac system, a plasmid they named XLone to achieve insertion, activation and removal.
Plasmid genomes were obtained from the sequence of their hosts that were available from the NCBI database and antibiotics resistant encoding genes were predicted from these genomes of the plasmid by the genebank annotation.
The plasmid is designed to reduce the cost of AAV manufacturing and subsequent gene therapy applications, while helping Aldevron's clients meet regulatory requirements.
KPC-2] gene was located on a Tn3-based transposon, Tn1721, on the plasmid pKP048 (GenBank accession no: FJ628167.
Hence this technique makes it possible to administrate DNA vaccine through mucosal surface; in addition it helps to inject plasmid DNA directly into the professional antigen cells.
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