conjugative plasmid
A plasmid that carries the genes for sex pili and can transfer copies of itself to other bacteria during conjugation.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • Triparental mating — is a form of Bacterial conjugation where a conjugative plasmid present in one bacterial strain assists the transfer of a mobilizable plasmid present in a second bacterial strain into a third bacterial strain. Plasmids are introduced into bacteria …   Wikipedia

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