MeSH ID: D010957
Extrachromosomal, usually CIRCULAR DNA molecules that are self-replicating and transferable from one organism to another. They are found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal, and plant species. They are used in GENETIC ENGINEERING as CLONING VECTORS..
Best Practices for sharing Plasmids
Plasmid sequences are able to be deposited in a number of different repositories.
Most Suitable Repositories for Plasmid metadata
Zenodo, AddGene, GenBank, Protein Data Bank.
Best practice for indicating re-use of existing data:
If the plasmid is being re-used, there should be an associated RRID with the previously shared information which should be cited in text or a table of reagents.
Best Practices for citing re-use of existing data
Provide associated Sources, Catalog Numbers, and RRIDs if applicable.