In what organisms we can find plasmids?

As we know, plasmids are known to be found in bacteria... what other organisms contain plasmids?? are plasmids found in humans??

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Bacteria mostly. Less commonly in yeast and algae and there are viruses with circular DNA genomes resembling plasmids, eg the circoviruses.

  • 1 decade ago


    no in humans. plasmid is DNA small, like a circle. It´s indepent of chromosome. It can replicate independiently. Generally contains genes of antibiotics resistance. Plasmid can "travell" to anothers baterias.

  • 1 decade ago

    Plasmids usually occur in bacteria, sometimes in eukaryotic organisms (e.g., the 2-micrometre-ring in Saccharomyces cerevisiae) but not in humans!

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