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2. Define the term plasmidin your laboratory journal. Write a list of at least three reasons why plasmids and bacterial cells are a helpful tool in genetic engineering. Use the Internet or your notes from Unit 1 if you need additional information.A plasmidis a small DNA molecule within a cell that is physically separated from a chromosomal DNA and can replicate independently.5. Brainstorm how you could use recombinant DNA technology to make normal E. colibacterial cells glow green. Where in nature could you find a source for a glowing protein? Discuss your ideas with apartner.