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Bacterial conjugation

Definition

noun

The process in bacterial cells in which two bacterial cells come together in a temporary fusion to transfer genetic material via the plasmid (either as solitary or as part of a chromosome) from the donor cell to the recipient cell.


Supplement

Bacterial conjugation is a beneficial process in bacteria since they can acquire a gene that confers survival or a novel characteristic which enables them to thrive in harmful conditions or to utilize a new metabolite. It is through this process that resistance to antibiotics can be transferred from one bacterial cell to another.


See also: conjugation tube


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... replication is not as accurate. They have horizontal genetic transfer (conjugation, transpositions, transformation...). Your hypothesis is not based ... Here one might argue that, at that point in life's timeline, bacterial conjugation and pili may not have evolved yet. I personally do ...

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by awkko808
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:19 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Viral-induced evolution
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... nucleic acids. They do have recombination, obviously, which is why the bacterial cell becomes an Hfr, conjugating into F- instead of F+. This does ... some case high mutation rates can be highly beneficial And you view of conjugation seems quite limited (there is more than one type of plasmid, ...

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by ChesneMD
Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:13 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Viral-induced evolution
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Viral-induced evolution

... nucleic acids. They do have recombination, obviously, which is why the bacterial cell becomes an Hfr, conjugating into F- instead of F+. This does ... some case high mutation rates can be highly beneficial And you view of conjugation seems quite limited (there is more than one type of plasmid, ...

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by canalon
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:34 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Viral-induced evolution
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Views: 5432

Re:

... replication is not as accurate. They have horizontal genetic transfer (conjugation, transpositions, transformation...). Your hypothesis is not based ... nucleic acids. They do have recombination, obviously, which is why the bacterial cell becomes an Hfr, conjugating into F- instead of F+. My hypothesis ...

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by ChesneMD
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:16 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Viral-induced evolution
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Re: Biochemical and Molecular Test

... to help follow the plasmid. This plasmid can be inserted into either bacterial or animal cells. Introducing DNA into bacterial cells can be done by transformation (via uptake of naked DNA), conjugation (via cell-cell contact) or by transduction (via viral vector). Introducing ...

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by sykierj
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:12 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Biochemical and Molecular Test
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