Plasmid DNA

  • (noun): A small cellular inclusion consisting of a ring of DNA that is not in a chromosome but is capable of autonomous replication.

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Calcium Chloride Transformation
... It increases the ability of a prokaryotic cell to incorporate plasmid DNA allowing them to be genetically transformed ... addition of calcium chloride to a cell suspension promotes the binding of plasmid DNA to lipopolysaccharides (LPS) ... Positively charged calcium ions attract both the negatively charged DNA backbone and the negatively charged groups in the LPS inner core ...
Plasmid Preparation - Preparations By Size - Minipreparation
... Minipreparation of plasmid DNA is a rapid, small-scale isolation of plasmid DNA from bacteria ... The extracted plasmid DNA resulting from performing a miniprep is itself often called a "miniprep" ... A typical plasmid DNA yield of a miniprep is 50 to 100 µg depending on the cell strain ...

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