F+ cell

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A bacterial cell possessing a fertility (F) factor extrachromosomally in a plasmid. An F+ cell can donate the F factor to an F cell during conjugation. If the F factor integrates into the bacterial chromosome, the cell becomes an Hfr (q.v.), capable of transferring chromosomal genes. See F factor.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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