resistance transfer factor


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resistance transfer factor

[ri′zis·təns ′tranz·fər ‚fak·tər]
(genetics)
A carrier of genetic information in bacteria which is considered to control the ability of self-replication and conjugal transfer of R factors. Abbreviated RTF.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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