noun. a small cellular inclusion consisting of a ring of DNA that is not in a chromosome but is capable of autonomous replication.
- inclusion body
- cellular inclusion
- -id (English)
- -ide (Anglo-Norman)
- plasma (English)
- πλάσμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word plasmid
1. Noun, singular or mass
The advantage of sticky ends is that a fragment of human DNA can only fit into a bacterial plasmid in one direction.
Because sticky ends find each other faster due to their attraction for each other, the process of ligation requires less human DNA and less plasmid DNA.
3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
At the same time, you need to determine what plasmid you will use; this is the vector DNA.