Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 27 - Viruses - Review Questions - Apply: 5

Answer

B.

Work Step by Step

Horizontal gene transfer refers to the passing of genes from one taxonomic group to another (B.). C. misnames the term, and A. is wrong since horizontal transfer is anything but standard inheritance. D. can be excluded since phage transfer of DNA to a cell is not parasitic--the phage gains nothing by this.
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