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Search Results for: bacterial conjugation

Eubacteria

Eubacteria are prokaryotic microorganisms consisting of a single cell lacking a nucleus and containing DNA is a single... Read More

Sexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction involving the fusion of haploid female gamete (egg cell) and haploid male... Read More

Conjugation

Definition noun, plural: conjugations (biology) (1) The process whereby two ciliates come together in a temporary fusion to... Read More

Gene transfer

Definition noun, plural: gene transfers The transfer of genes between organisms Supplement Gene transfer pertains to the... Read More

Hfr cell

Definition noun A bacterial cell that possesses the F factor integrated into the bacterial genome, hence, when it conjugates... Read More

Hfr strain

Definition noun A strain of bacterial that possesses the F factor integrated into the bacterial genome, hence, when it... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Prokaryote

Prokaryote refers to any of the group of organisms primarily characterized by the lack of true nucleus and other... Read More

Hfr bacterium

Definition noun, plural: Hfr bacteria A bacterium that possesses the F factor integrated into the bacterial genome, hence,... Read More

Pilus

Definition noun, plural: pili (microbiology) Short, filamentous projection on a bacterial cell, used not for motility but... Read More

Heredity

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Heredity Definition In biology, heredity refers to the passing of genetic... Read More

F-positive bacterium

Definition noun, plural: F+ bacteria A bacterium with F factor existing as a plasmid and not integrated in the bacterial... Read More

F-factor

Definition noun A DNA sequence or plasmid that confers certain bacteria the ability to produce a sex pilus for conjugation... Read More

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction that does not... Read More

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More

Resistance factor

Definition noun, plural: resistance factors The earlier term used to refer to the plasmid that confers certain bacteria the... Read More