Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 27 - 27.2 - Concept Check - Page 579: 2


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.
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