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What are plasmids

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In bacteria, there’s single chromosome/circular DNA which is called genomic DNA but many bacteria have small circular DNA outside the genomic DNA. These smaller DNA are called plasmids.

Role of plasmids in bacteria –

The plasmid DNA grants certain phenotypic characters like resistance to antibiotics to such bacteria. DNA is used to monitor bacterial transformation with foreign DNA.

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