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What's the difference between a plasmid from a prion?

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A plasmid is a small, self-replicating segment of bacterial dna (chromosome) that exists only within a cell and are usually of benefit to the bacteria.
A prion is a protein that is considered infectious, specifically increasing the number of proteins that become like itself: they can convert proteins to prion status.

In brief: Benefit provided

A plasmid is a small, self-replicating segment of bacterial dna (chromosome) that exists only within a cell and are usually of benefit to the bacteria.
A prion is a protein that is considered infectious, specifically increasing the number of proteins that become like itself: they can convert proteins to prion status.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Not even close

A plasmid is a bit of dna that one microbe donates to another. A prion is a protein that transforms host proteins into copies of itself.
Basic biology. Little is learned from "compare and contrast." good luck with your studies.

In brief: Not even close

A plasmid is a bit of dna that one microbe donates to another. A prion is a protein that transforms host proteins into copies of itself.
Basic biology. Little is learned from "compare and contrast." good luck with your studies.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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