Science / Biology / Plasmids: Self-replicating, circular DNA molecules found in bacterial cells; often used as vectors in recombinant DNA technology. Small circles of double-stranded DNA found in some bacteria. Plasmids can carry from four to 20 genes. Plasmids are a commonly used vector in recombinant DNA studies.
Health / Disease / Plasmid: DNA separate from the chromosomal DNA and capable of independent replication. Found naturally in many bacteria, it is typically circular and double-stranded. MORE