The predominant in vivo form of plasmids, in which the plasmid is coiled around histone-like proteins. Supporting proteins are stripped away during extraction from the bacterial cell, causing the plasmid molecule to supercoil around itself in vitro.
Selected supercoiled plasmid links:
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