Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 20 - Self-Quiz - Page 334: 6


c. conjugation

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A bacterium transfers part of its DNA to another bacterium by conjugation. The donor bacterium produces a pilus, a tubelike structure that connects the two bacterial cells to one another. The host cell can then transfer a circular piece of its DNA, called a plasmid, to the recipient cell.
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