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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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To establish an HNA episome, processive HNA-directed HNA polymerases as well as accessory proteins to support episome maintenance and replication are required.
The molecular basis for this persistence is largely unknown, but 2 recent studies have given evidence in support of persistent circular HBoV episomes (24-26).
In Burkitt's lymphoma, EBV is typically found in a latent form in the B cells, with its episome expressing a pattern of gene transcripts which are composed of two small RNA molecules (the EBV encoded RNAs--EBERs) and the EB nuclear antigen 1 (EBNA1), so-called type I latency.
Whenever an infected cell divides, the episome makes a copy of itself, and each daughter cell receives one.
Not integrated into our genome, It will roam, that episome.
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Latency is characterized by maintenance of the viral genome as a nonintegrated episome and expression of a limited number of viral genes and microRNAs.