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A genetic element that undergoes replication as an autonomous unit.


(Genetics) genetics a region of a DNA molecule that is replicated from a single origin
[C20: from replic(ation) + -on]


(ˈrɛp lɪˌkɒn)

any genetic element that can regulate and effect its own replication from initiation to completion.
[< French (1963), shortened form of réplication; see -on1]
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We identified contigs with F1:A2:B20 plasmid replicons in sequences from 20 of 24 isolates; the remaining isolates harbored contigs with F1:A6:B20, F1:A2:B20, F1:A2:B-, and F29:A-:B10 plasmid incompatibility groups.
Moreover, neither acquired resistance genes nor diversity of plasmids replicons were found; however, variation in the in vitro intrinsic resistant pattern was detected, except the non-resistance to cefoxitin in all strains.
Long stretches of short tandem repeats are present in the largest replicons of the Archaea Haloferax mediterranei and Haloferax volcanii and could be involved in replicon partitioning.
Plasmid incompatibility was determined for wild type as well as transformants by PCR based replicon typing using 18 pairs of different basic replicon primers, targetting FIA, FIB, FIC, HI1, HI2, I1-Ig, L/M, N, P, W, T, A/C, K, B/O, X, Y, F, and FIIA replicons (7).
Genome replication does not require the presence of the viral structural proteins enabling the establishment of subgenomic replicons that allow the analysis of genome replication in the absence of virion formation.
In in vitro studies, Daklinza has shown anti-viral activity across genotypes 1-6, with EC50 values from picomolar (pM) to low nanomolar (nM) against wild type replicons.
This, coupled with our experience in the production of alphavirus replicons aligns well with the fundamental needs of this research, " said TriLink President and CEO, Dr.
The replicons of the vectors pNZ124, pNZ2105, pNZ2103, pNZ7021, pNZ2122, and pNZ2123 are identical and came originally from the Lactococcus lactis plasmid pSH71.
In sections on genes and chromosomes, DNA replication and recombination, transcription and post-transcriptional mechanisms, and gene regulation, they consider such topics as the content of the genome, clusters and repeats, extrachomosomal replicons, RNA splicing and processing, and phage strategies.
Sub-cellular material like genes, gene sequences, plasmids, replicons and so on will come under the definition of a microorganism.