plasmid

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Synonyms for plasmid

a small cellular inclusion consisting of a ring of DNA that is not in a chromosome but is capable of autonomous replication

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66 Mb) and two extrachromosomal elements (about 58,400 bp and 16,550 bp).
Additionally, the groups of isolates as a whole from each sample displayed remarkable similarities in the sizes of extrachromosomal elements, adhesion to crude oil, and hydrocarbon substrate utilization.
All of the strains tested, except Pseudomonas aeruginosa CRFY1, contained the smaller of the two size classes of extrachromosomal elements present.
He's most well-known for his work on extrachromosomal elements called plasmids and their role in antibiotic resistance and pathogenicity in humans and animals, but he's continued throughout his career to explore the microbe's-eye view that can only be afforded by getting down to their level.
burgdorferi, whose genome is composed of an [approximately equal to] 1 Mbp (million base pairs) linear chromosome and 21 linear and circular extrachromosomal elements.
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