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The presence of an extrachromosomal circular DNA called as a plasmid is a characteristic feature of

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fungi
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plants
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C
animals
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D
prokaryotes
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Solution

The correct option is C prokaryotes
Plasmid is an extrachromosomal circular DNA molecule present in a prokaryotic cell. This confers antibiotic resistance to the cell.
Plants and animals are eukaryotes and thereby lack plasmids. Fungi is also eukaryotic but may contain plasmid.


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