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Descriptor English:   Plasmids 
Descriptor Spanish:   Plásmidos 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Plasmídeos 
Synonyms English:   Episome
Tree Number:   G05.360.600
Definition English:   Extrachromosomal, usually CIRCULAR DNA molecules that are self-replicating and transferable from one organism to another. They are found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal, and plant species. They are used in GENETIC ENGINEERING as CLONING VECTORS. 
Indexing Annotation English:   GEN; prefer specifics
See Related English:   Extrachromosomal Inheritance
Genetic Vectors
History Note English:   78(75); was see under EXTRACHROMOSOMAL INHERITANCE 1975-77; EPISOMES was see under EXTRACHROMOSOMAL INHERITANCE 1975-77 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AN analysis
AI antagonists & inhibitors BI biosynthesis
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CS chemical synthesis CH chemistry
CL classification DE drug effects
EC economics GE genetics
HI history IM immunology
IP isolation & purification ME metabolism
PK pharmacokinetics PD pharmacology
PH physiology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects ST standards
SD supply & distribution TU therapeutic use
TO toxicity UL ultrastructure
UR urine  
Record Number:   11391 
Unique Identifier:   D010957 

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