Bacterial Conjugation Video Lessons

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Problem: Match each description to the appropriate type of horizontal gene transfer in bacteria. • the movement of genes into a bacterial recipient cell via a phage vector• free DNA in the extracellular environment is taken up by bacterial cells• DNA is transferred from a donor to a recipient cell via a direct connection

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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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Match each description to the appropriate type of horizontal gene transfer in bacteria. 

• the movement of genes into a bacterial recipient cell via a phage vector

• free DNA in the extracellular environment is taken up by bacterial cells

• DNA is transferred from a donor to a recipient cell via a direct connection

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