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"Plasmids" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Extrachromosomal, usually CIRCULAR DNA molecules that are self-replicating and transferable from one organism to another. They are found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal, and plant species. They are used in GENETIC ENGINEERING as CLONING VECTORS.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Plasmids" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Plasmids" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 1325 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 102 publications in 2003
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