1. In transformation, a bacterial cell takes up foreign DNA from the outside environment.. 2. In transduction, phages are utilized to carry bacterial genes from one bacterial cell to another. 3. In conjugation, a bacterial cell directly transfers either a plasmid or chromosomal DNA to another cell by using a mating bridge that temporarily links the two cells.
Work Step by Step
List the differences between the 3 ways that DNA is transferred between bacterial cells based on their definitions.