is and independent, self - replicating DNA molecule that can only carry a few genes. The number of plasmids in a cell stays
the same for generations. Some plasmids can be injected in to bacterial chromosomes and then they become apart of the
easy to isolate by using bacteria and can take over genetic functions of a cell. This will make it easier to put the gene
into an organism by using bacteria to help create fertilized eggs. Plasmids are the basic molecules used for Recombinant DNA
There are two types to the plasmid the Stringent and the Relaxed. Stringent plasmids are used to copy
chromosomes when they copy, which mean it copy chromosomes. Relaxed plasmids are used to copy on their own, which mean it
creates more plasmids instead of chromosomes.