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
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
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