fertility factor(redirected from F-plasmid)
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fertility factor[fər′til·əd·ē ‚fak·tər]
An episomal bacterial sex factor which determines the role of a bacterium as either a male donor or as a female recipient of genetic material. Also known as F factor; sex factor.
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