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I think in one of the solutions Destroyer mentions plasmids are found in yeasts. I just wanted to confirm it.
 
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Wiki says sometimes they are sometimes naturally found in bakers yeast...

More commonly, plasmids are used for cloning in yeast.

See Yeast Artificial Chromosomes.
 

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Yes, when you have large eukaryotic gene that needs to be cloned in YAC...
 
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Can you mention which Q u'r talking about?

I agree that as mentioned above plasmids are used for getting a synthesized or other fragment of DNA inside yeasts, which then clone it and produce many plasmids, but I hadn't really heard of yeasts (they're technically eukaryotes) having plasmids.
 

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Yes... but using YAC technique is an expensive method...
 
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Can you mention which Q u'r talking about?

I agree that as mentioned above plasmids are used for getting a synthesized or other fragment of DNA inside yeasts, which then clone it and produce many plasmids, but I hadn't really heard of yeasts (they're technically eukaryotes) having plasmids.
I have teh old destroyer. My question number is 270. The question was:
Which statement is false:
1. plasmids may contain as few as 2 genes or as many as several hundred
2. all of bacteriums genes are on its chromosome
3. if a plasmid is incorporated into the chromosom it is called an episome.
4.plasmids are double stranded circular dna
5. all are true

in the solutions for the questions destroyer says

Plasmids are extra-chromosmal genetic elements found in yeast and bacteria.