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What are plasmids and how do they aid scientists as a biotechnology tool?

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  1. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Don't forget, when you encounter a word you don't know, to use a good dictionary.

    Main Entry: plasĀ·mid
    Pronunciation: 'plaz-m&d
    Function: noun
    Etymology: plasma + [2]-id
    Date: 1952
    : an extrachromosomal ring of DNA especially of bacteria that replicates autonomously

    The definition itself should answer the 2nd part of your question for you.

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