• Reed B. Wickner
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 40)


While most genes are chromosomal, the nonchromosomal genes have played a disproportionate role in molecular biology, in part because of their easy accessibility and in part because they represent the most mobile portion of a cell’s genome. This is particularly evident in prokaryotes, where Plasmids and phages have been the central objects of study.


Plastid Genome Slime Mold Lower Eukaryote Extrachromosomal Element Human Lactate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reed B. Wickner
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  1. 1.Section on Genetics of Simple Eukaryotes, Laboratory of Biochemical PharmacologyNational Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney DiseasesBethesdaUSA

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