Problem: Which of the following is a characteristic of an F+ cell?A. Ability to synthesize sex piliB. Presence of a fertility factorC. Ability to synthesize sex pili, presence of a fertility factor, and ability to mate with an F- cell.D. Ability to mate with an F- cell

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F-factor: fertility factor in bacteria, allows genes to be transferred from a cell with the F-factor to a cell without

• Hfr strain: F-factor is integrated to the bacterial genome

• F+ strain: F-factor is separate (plasmid) from the bacterial genome

• F strain: does not contain F-factor


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Which of the following is a characteristic of an F+ cell?

A. Ability to synthesize sex pili

B. Presence of a fertility factor

C. Ability to synthesize sex pili, presence of a fertility factor, and ability to mate with an F- cell.

D. Ability to mate with an F- cell