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Dictionary » C » Conjugative plasmid

Conjugative plasmid

Definition

noun

A plasmid that can be mobilized or transferred from one bacterial cell to another through conjugation.


Supplement

F-plasmid is one example of conjugative plasmid.

Most conjugative plasmids have systems, which make sure that the recipient cell does not already contain a similar element.


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See also: conjugation, transfer genes


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