Bacterial Conjugation: Definition & Protocol

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What is the transfer of bacterial DNA from one cell to another through a pilus called?

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1. Which of the following best describes vertical gene transfer?

2. Which statement is TRUE regarding conjugation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help determine your knowledge on what bacterial conjugation is and the stages it involves. Topics you'll need to know in order to pass this quiz include vertical gene transfer and stages of bacterial conjugation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of bacterial conjugation
  • The definition of a plasmid
  • How bacterial conjugation occurs
  • How vertical gene transfer occurs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the related bacterial conjugation lesson
  • Defining key concepts: ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as plasmid and vertical gene transfer
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding bacterial conjugation

Additional Learning

To understand more about bacterial conjugation, review the corresponding lesson on Bacterial Conjugation: Definition & Protocol. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe how bacterial conjugation occurs
  • Determine what a plasmid is
  • Understand more about horizontal gene transfer
  • Understand the different stages of bacterial conjugation
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