plasmids --> |+|
|−|resistance plasmids |+|
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|−|Plasmid' s carrying [[ genes]] responsible for [[antibiotic]] (or [[antibacterial]] [[drug]]) [[resistance]] among [[bacteria]] (notably [[enterobacteriaceae]]); they may be conjugative or nonconjugative plasmid's, the former possessing [[transfer genes]] (resistance [[transfer factor]]) lacking in the latter. |+|
|−|Synonym: [[r factors]], [[r plasmids]], [[resistance factors]], [[resistance-transferring episomes]]. |+|
Latest revision as of 21:54, 8 December 2010
(noun) Plural form of R plasmid.
See R plasmid for definition and additional information.