Bacterial Transformation: Definition, Process & Applications


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Why is using bacteria (and the process of transformation) to make human proteins an advantage?

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1. Biotech companies have exploited transformation in order to _____.

2. Which statement about transformation is TRUE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Diversity among bacteria is possible because of gene transfer processes such as bacterial transformation. Complete this worksheet-quiz set to test your understanding of transformation and the characteristics of DNA and bacteria that make it possible.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on:

  • What bacterial transformation is
  • How bacterial transformation has been used in research
  • Purposes of bacterial transformation
  • What binary fission exemplifies
  • Cell competence

Skills Practiced

These assessments will also provide you with the opportunity to test your skills of:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding bacterial transformation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as vertical gene transfer and horizontal gene transfer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the applications of bacterial transformation

Additional Learning

The lesson paired with these assessments, titled Bacterial Transformation: Definition, Process & Applications, is a good review of the subject. It was created to complete the objectives of:

  • Giving a brief overview of the reproduction of bacteria
  • Explaining the concepts of vertical and horizontal gene transfer
  • Reviewing the three types of horizontal gene transfer
  • Describing the processes of bacterial transformation
  • Expressing the importance of competent cells for the process of transformation