Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page. This page was last modified on 3 February 2009, at 08:is page has been accessed 145,183 times. Plasmids are ubiquitous in prokaryotes but they have also been found in a number of eukaryotes, e.g. Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which may contain a 2-micrometre-ring of plasmid. Word origin: The term plasmid was first introduced by the American molecular biologist Joshua Lederberg in 1952. Home » Plasmid Definition noun, plural: plasmids A linear or circular double-stranded DNA that is capable of replicating independently of the chromosomal DNA. Supplement. Certain plasmids are able to insert themselves into the chromosomes particularly in regions where there is a common sequence of nucleotides. Synonym: extrachromosomal element. See also: DNA, chromosome. User Contributions: Plasmid (PLAZ mid) - a genetic structure that can replicate independently of the main chromosome(s) of a cell; usually, a circular DNA molecule in bacteria ( prokaryotes ).
IGBMC means Institut de Gntique et de Biologie Molculaire et Cellulaire. This acronym/slang usually belongs to Medical Science category. Popularity