Plasmids

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.

Plasmid

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

Cloning Vector

Science / Genetics / Cloning Vector: Dna molecule originating from a virus, a plasmid, or the cell of a higher organism into which another dna fragment of appropriate size can be integrated without loss of the vectors capacity for self- MORE

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