Bacterial Transformation: Definition, Steps & Analysis


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What is horizontal gene transfer?

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1. What is transformation?

2. Are all bacteria competent for transformation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of the process of bacterial transformation of cells. Topics you will be quizzed on include horizontal gene transfer and transformation.

About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this assessment you will be tested on:

  • Why antibiotics are used in this process
  • Which bacteria can do transformation
  • What makes plasmids useful

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as transformation and horizontal gene transfer
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on bacterial transformation of cells
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which bacteria are competent for this process
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about plasmids

Additional Learning

Learn more about this process with the related lesson called Bacterial Transformation: Definition, Steps & Analysis. Some objectives this lesson covers are:

  • Explain bacterial transformation
  • Discuss transformations in nature and transformations in the lab
  • Learn about finding transformed cells
  • Provide examples of culture plates before and after using antibiotics