What is plasmid DNA?

Asked by vahul95 | 13th Jun, 2008, 03:53: PM

Expert Answer:

Plasmid is a circular, double-stranded, extra chromosomal unit of DNA that replicates within a cell,  independent of the chromosomal DNA.

Plasmids are ubiquitous in prokaryotes and has also been identified in a number of eukaryotes.

Plasmids are most often found in bacteria and are used in recombinant DNA research to transfer genes between cells.

Answered by  | 13th Jun, 2008, 07:46: PM

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