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F Factor MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
F Factor
Tree Number(s)
G05.360.600.300
Unique ID
D005144
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005144
Scope Note
A plasmid whose presence in the cell, either extrachromosomal or integrated into the BACTERIAL CHROMOSOME, determines the "sex" of the bacterium, host chromosome mobilization, transfer via conjugation (CONJUGATION, GENETIC) of genetic material, and the formation of SEX PILI.
Entry Term(s)
Bacterial Sex Factor
Bacterial Sex Factors
F Plasmid
F Plasmids
Factor, Bacterial Sex
Factors, Bacterial Sex
Fertility Factor, Bacterial
Resistance Transfer Factor
Sex Factor F
Sex Factor, Bacterial
Sex Factors, Bacterial
Previous Indexing
Conjugation, Genetic (1968-1974)
Genetics (1966-1967)
See Also
Pili, Sex
Public MeSH Note
78; was see under CONJUGATION, GENETIC 1975-77; SEX FACTOR, BACTERIAL was SEX FACTORS, BACTERIAL see under PLASMIDS 1978-83
Online Note
use F FACTOR to search SEX FACTORS, BACTERIAL 1978-83
History Note
78(75); was see under CONJUGATION, GENETIC 1975-77; SEX FACTOR, BACTERIAL was SEX FACTORS, BACTERIAL see under PLASMIDS 1978-83
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2016/06/28
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