Plasmid vs Phasmid - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between plasmid and phasmid

is that plasmid is (cytology) a loop of double-stranded dna that is separate from and replicates independently of the chromosomes, most commonly found in bacteria]], but also in archaeans and [[eukaryote|eukaryotic cells, and used in genetic engineering as a vector for gene transfer while phasmid is (entomology) any insect of the order phasmatodea; the leaf insects and walking sticks.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

plasmid

Noun

(en noun)
  • (cytology) A loop of double-stranded DNA that is separate from and replicates independently of the chromosomes, most commonly found in bacteria]], but also in archaeans and [[eukaryote, eukaryotic cells, and used in genetic engineering as a vector for gene transfer.
  • * 1995 , Christopher Howe, Gene Cloning and Manipulation , page 144:
  • This is how the F (for "fertility") plasmid , which forms the basis of a lot of classical E. coli genetics, is transferred from one cell to another.
  • * 1999 , (Matt Ridley), Genome , Harper Perennial 2004, p. 247:
  • Bacteria are happy to absorb little rings of DNA called plasmids and adopt them as their own.
  • * 2004', Karl Friehs, '''''Plasmid''' Copy Number and '''Plasmid Stability'', M. Beyer, T. Scheper (editors), ''New Trends and Developments in Biochemical Engineering , Volume 86, page 47:
  • Plasmids' have an essential impact on productivity. Related factors are '''plasmid''' copy number, structural '''plasmid''' stability and segregational ' plasmid stability.

    See also

    * plasm * plasma * plasmoid * replicon

    phasmid

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (entomology) Any insect of the order Phasmatodea; the leaf insects and walking sticks.
  • *1993 , (Rikki Ducornet), The Jade Cabinet , Dalkey Archive Press, p. 19:
  • *:A giant phasmid (or stick insect) from India whose cage was over two metres tall spent long hours standing upon a perpendicular branch and staring into Mother's eyes.
  • (nematology) Either of the two caudal chemoreceptors in some nematodes.
  • A phagemid.
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