genophore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

geno- +‎ -phore. In the bacterial sense, coined by Hans Ris.

Noun[edit]

genophore (plural genophores)

  1. (biology) The DNA of a prokaryote.
  2. (biology) The genetic behavior and correlated DNA fibrils of bacteria.

References[edit]

  • Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth (Margulis & Schwartz) →ISBN
  • MARGULIS, Lynn. Hans Ris (1914-2004): Genophore, chromosomes and the bacterial origin of chloroplasts. INT. MICROBIOL. [online]. 2005, vol.8, n.2, pp. 145-148. ISSN 1139-6709.