episome

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DNA that is not incorporated into the genome but is replicated together with the genome (especially in bacterial cells)

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The JCVI-led team, some of whom are experts in diatom biology and others with expertise in synthetic biology, set out to discover and develop efficient genetic modification tools using episomes or plasmids.
Human papillomavirus type 31 oncoproteins E6 and E7 are required for the maintenance of episomes during the viral life cycle in normal human keratinocytes.
Lieberman and his colleagues found that the three telomeric proteins might help Epstein-Barr virus episomes persist in cells.