Plasmid vs Phasmid - What's the difference?
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?
(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 ,
* 1999 , (Matt Ridley), Genome , Harper Perennial 2004, p. 247:
- 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.
* 2004', Karl Friehs, '''''Plasmid''' Copy Number and '''Plasmid Stability'', M. Beyer, T. Scheper (editors), ''New Trends and Developments in Biochemical Engineering , Volume 86,
- Bacteria are happy to absorb little rings of DNA called plasmids and adopt them as their own.
- Plasmids' have an essential impact on productivity. Related factors are '''plasmid''' copy number, structural '''plasmid''' stability and segregational ' plasmid stability.
(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.