Ch. 9 Unit 2

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  1. Mutations
    • an actual change in the DNA
    • this genetic change is the driving force of evolution
    • Most mutations are not beneficial
  2. Recombination
    When one bacterial donates part of their DNA to another bacteria which creates an entirely new strain of DNA
  3. Conjugation
    Bacteria exchange plasmids (extra DNA) through a sex pilus
  4. Transformation
    bacteria can go from harmless to harmful by incorporating free floating DNA from the surroundings
  5. Transduction
    • bacteriophage¬†
    • Okay guys that's all I wrote down and that's all I understood...I would really love some help understanding this one
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Ch. 9 Unit 2
Microbial Genetics
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