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- n. A genetic particle of certain cells, especially bacterial cells, that can exist either autonomously in the cytoplasm or as part of a chromosome.
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- n. A segment of DNA that can exist and replicate either autonomously in the cytoplasm or as part of a chromosome, mainly found in bacteria.
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- n. DNA that is not incorporated into the genome but is replicated together with the genome (especially in bacterial cells)
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Lastly, we demonstrated expression of EBNA1, a protein essential for maintaining viral episome.
Of the various known antigens of EBV expression, EBNA-1is essential for maintenance of viral episome and is expressed in all known forms of viral latency.
All of the following statements concerning an episome (F factor) are true EXCEPT