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Plasmid publishes original research on genetic elements in all kingdoms of life with emphasis on maintenance, transmission and evolution of extrachromosomal elements. Objects of interest include plasmids, bacteriophages, mobile genetic elements, organelle DNA, and genomic and pathogenicity islands.

Plasmid welcomes topics such as horizontal gene transfer, including antibiotic resistance transfer, and molecular aspects of microbial ecology. It also welcomes applications of plasmid biology to biotechnology and medicine, and of bioinformatics for studies of genomes. The journal is a bi-monthly that publishes full articles, short communications and reviews.

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Editor-in-Chief: J.I. Rood Monash University, Department of Microbiology, Wellington Road, 3800, Victoria, Australia, Editors: P. Berger Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), CH-5232 Villigen-PSI, Switzerland, R. Calendar Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California at Berkeley, 401 Barker Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3202, USA, M. Camps Dept. of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 95064, USA, J. Casadesus Depto. de Genetica, Fac. de Biologia, Universidad de Sevilla, Apartado 1095, E-41080 Sevilla, Spain, A.M. Chakrabarty Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, E-704 Medical Sciences Building, University of Illinois College of Medicine, 835 South Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612-7344, USA, R. Chalmers School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Queens Medical Centre Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK, F. de la Cruz Depto. de Biología Molecular, Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria, Universidad de Cantabria, Avenida Cardenal Herrera Oria, s/n, 39011 Santander, Spain, M. Espinosa Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Ramiro de Maeztu 9, E-28040 Madrid, Spain, N. Firth School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales, 2006, Australia, W.F. Fricke Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS), University of Maryland School of Medicine, 801 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA, B. Funnell Dept. of Molecular Genetics, Fac. of Medicine, University of Toronto, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto, ONT M5S 1A8, Canada, S.A. Khan Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh, E1240 Biomedical Science Tower, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA, W. Klimke NCBI/NLM, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA, S.B. Levy Dept. of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA, G. Lipps Inst. of Chemistry and Bioanalytics, FHNW, Grvºndenstr. 40, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland, R.P. Novick Skirball Inst. of Biomolecular Med., New York University (NYU) Medical Center, 540 1st Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA, J. Paulsson Dept. of Systems Biology, Harvard University, 200 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA, G.J. Phillips Dept. of Veterinary Microbiology, Iowa State University, 1802 University Boulevard, Ames, IA 50011, USA, C.J. Smith Coll.of Allied Health Sciences, Dept. of Communication Sciences & Disorders, East Carolina University, 3310 Health Sciences Building, Greenville, NC 27834, USA, D. Summers , E.M. Top Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, PO Box 443051, Moscow, ID 83844-3051, USA, G. Wegrzyn Dept. of Molecular Biology, University of Gdansk, Kladi 24, 80-822 Gdansk, Poland
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