Asked Jan 23, 2019

How do you defined conjugation within the bacteria kingdom?


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Description of the process of conjugation- a method of genetic recombination in bacteria. 

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Genetic recombination in bacteria is the process of transfer of DNA from the donor bacteria to the recipient bacteria. The three modes of genetic recombination in bacteria include the  transformation, transduction and conjugation.

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Bacterial conjugation is the transfer of genetic material between bacterial cells by direct cell-to-cell contact between the two cells. It is by the establishment of the pilus found on the surface of the bacteria. The genetic...

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