Plasmids

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&nbsp;Plasmids are found in [[Bacteria|bacteria]] cells and are circular pieces of [[DNA|DNA]] that are seperate from the [[Bacterial genetics|bacterial genome]]. They have the ability to [[DNA replication|replicate]] independently of the host cell, however their replication is dependent on particular [[Enzymes|enzymes]] being present in the host cell. Whilts most plasmids are circular, not all of them are.&nbsp;<ref>Hartl and Jones, 2009. Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes. 7th Ed</ref>
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&nbsp;Plasmids are found in [[Bacteria|bacteria]] cells and are circular pieces of [[DNA|DNA]] that are seperate from the [[Bacterial genetics|bacterial genome]]. They have the ability to [[DNA replication|replicate]] independently of the host cell, however their replication is dependent on particular [[Enzymes|enzymes]] being present in the host cell. Whilts most plasmids are circular, not all of them are.&nbsp;<ref>Hartl and Jones</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 23:35, 1 December 2011

 Plasmids are found in bacteria cells and are circular pieces of DNA that are seperate from the bacterial genome. They have the ability to replicate independently of the host cell, however their replication is dependent on particular enzymes being present in the host cell. Whilts most plasmids are circular, not all of them are. [1]


  1. Hartl and Jones

Hartl and Jones, 2009. Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes. 7th Ed. 





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