R plasmids

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R plasmids --> resistance plasmids

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.

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