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Descriptor in English: Plasmids
Descriptor in Spanish: Plásmidos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Plasmídeos
Descriptor in French: Plasmides
Entry term(s): Episome
Episomes
Plasmid
Tree number(s): G05.360.600
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: GEN; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Online Note: use PLASMIDS to search EPISOMES 1975-77
History Note: 78(75); was see under EXTRACHROMOSOMAL INHERITANCE 1975-77; EPISOMES was see under EXTRACHROMOSOMAL INHERITANCE 1975-77
See also the descriptors: Extrachromosomal Inheritance MeSH
Genetic Vectors MeSH
DeCS UI: 11391
Descriptor UI: D010957
Date Established: 1978/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Plasmids - Preferred
Concept UI M0016988
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Plasmids
Entry term(s) Plasmid
Episomes - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0016987
Preferred term Episomes
Entry term(s) Episome



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