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Problem: Which statement about plasmids is false? A) They are small circular chromosomes containing a small number of genes. B) They are small segments of genes that replicate independently of the main chromosome of the cell. C) They are small pieces of DNA that transfer genes between bacteria.D) They have the same function as the mitochondria in eukaryotic cells. E) They are moveable pieces of DNA found in bacteria.  

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A) They are small circular chromosomes containing a small number of genes.

TRUE. Plasmids are small circular chromosomes containing advantageous genes.

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Which statement about plasmids is false? 

A) They are small circular chromosomes containing a small number of genes. 

B) They are small segments of genes that replicate independently of the main chromosome of the cell. 

C) They are small pieces of DNA that transfer genes between bacteria.

D) They have the same function as the mitochondria in eukaryotic cells. 

E) They are moveable pieces of DNA found in bacteria.  

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