Conjugative Plasmid

∞ generated and posted on 2016.02.16 ∞

Infectious DNA capable of being transferred between bacteria in association with F pili and subsequent docking between donor and recipient bacterium.

Other names for F pilus are conjugative pilus and sex pilus. Conjugative plasmids are, of course, transferred between bacteria via conjugation.

Note that not all plasmids are conjugative plasmids. Particularly, not all plasmids actually possess all of the genes required to effect conjugation.