Bacterial Plasmids: Definition, Function & Uses


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What would happen to a bacteria with no plasmids that was put into a low-stress environment, and why?

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1. Which do you think is used to produce an antibiotic and why?

2. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of most plasmids?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you quickly determine your understanding of bacterial plasmids and the characteristics they have. You will be quizzed on the traits of different plasmids as well as where they are located.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll be tested on:

  • Plasmids
  • Bacterial compounds that kills other bacteria
  • Plasmid locations

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information: verify that you can read information regarding bacterial plasmids and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions regarding the locations of plasmids
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of bacterial plasmids

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topics, review the corresponding lesson called Bacterial Plasmids: Definition, Function & Uses. Topics addressed include the following:

  • Plasmid features
  • Bacteriocin
  • Locations of plasmids
  • Traits of R and F plasmids
  • Characteristics of pathogenic bacteria