R factor
R factor 'är- n a group of genes present in some bacteria that provide a basis for resistance to antibiotics and can be transferred from cell to cell by conjugation

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R plasmid.

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  • R-factor — is an old name for a plasmid that codes for antibiotic resistance. Often, R factors code for more than one antibiotic resistance factor: genes that encode resistance to unrelated antibiotics may be carried on a single R factor. Many R factors can …   Wikipedia

  • R-factor — R factor. См. R фактор. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • R factor — R factor. См. фактор устойчивости. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • R factor — n. RESISTANCE PLASMID …   English World dictionary

  • R factor — noun Etymology: resistance : a group of genes present in some bacteria that provide a basis for resistance to antibiotics and can be transferred from cell to cell by conjugation * * * a genetic component of some bacteria that provides resistance… …   Useful english dictionary

  • R factor — a genetic component of some bacteria that provides resistance to antibiotics and can be transferred from one bacterium to another by conjugation. Also called resistance transfer factor, RTF [1960 65; r(esistance) factor] * * * …   Universalium

  • R factor — n. gen a genetic component of some bacteria that provides resistance to antibiotics and can be transferred from one bacterium to another by conjugation • Etymology: 1960–65; r(esistance) factor …   From formal English to slang

  • R-factor — /ˈa fæktə / (say ah faktuh) noun a genetic component of some microorganisms that increases resistance to antibiotics and can be transferred from one bacterium to another by conjugation. {r(esistance transfer) factor} …   Australian English dictionary

  • R-Factor —   See R Value …   Energy terms

  • R factor — noun Etymology: resistance Date: 1962 a group of genes present in some bacteria that provide a basis for resistance to antibiotics and can be transferred from cell to cell by conjugation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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