plasmagene


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plasmagene

[′plaz·mə‚jēn]
(cell and molecular biology)
A cytoplasmic particle or substance, which may be present in bodies such as plastids or mitochondria, and which can reproduce and pass on inherited qualities to daughter cells.
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