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Edited by Munazza Gull

King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

This book captures in a single volume the wealth of information on the plasmid structure, function, and biology of all organisms that have been examined to date. Plasmids exhibit wide variations in size, modes of replication and transmission, host ranges, and the genes they carry and have provided us with a great understanding of basic life principles at the molecular level. Written by experts in the field, this book is a valuable source of up-to-date information, delivering the latest impacts on studies in the areas of plasmid types, genomes, purification analysis, and expression of recombinant proteins in bacteria. Plasmid utilization in the synthesis of plasmid-based vaccines, plasmids as genetic tools, and their applications in ecology and the evolutionary process are also covered. This book is a single source of valuable information for instructors and students in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on plasmids. It will also appeal to researchers seeking to find new relationships between biological processes that are linked by plasmids to the environment.

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PlasmidEdited by Munazza Gull

Published: June 19th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71424

ISBN: 978-1-83880-238-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-237-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-126-6

Copyright year: 2019

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3 Web of Science Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Preface to Plasmids

By Munazza Gull and Sondos El-Baz


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2. Plasmid Purification

By Noboru Sasagawa


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3. Plasmids for Optimizing Expression of Recombinant Proteins in E. coli

By Ahmed Mahmoud Al-Hejin, Roop Singh Bora and Mohamed Morsi M. Ahmed


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4. Plasmid-Based DNA Vaccines

By Leonardo A. Gómez and Angel A. Oñate


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5. Plasmids as Genetic Tools and Their Applications in Ecology and Evolution

By Huda Al Doghaither and Munazza Gull


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