Problem: Lateral gene transfer between individuals of a speciesa. occurs by sexual reproduction in bacteriab. can result in bacterial strains resistant to antibioticsc. always involves recombinationd. does not occur in bacteriae. occurs only with plasmid DNA

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Lateral Gene Transfer: transfer of genetic material between different organisms; occurs via:

1. Transformation: recipient cell absorbs DNA from the environment

2. Conjugation: recipient cell receives DNA via a sex pili

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Lateral gene transfer between individuals of a species

a. occurs by sexual reproduction in bacteria

b. can result in bacterial strains resistant to antibiotics

c. always involves recombination

d. does not occur in bacteria

e. occurs only with plasmid DNA